Capturing Nordic Identifications Through Participatory Photography

Solveig Corner, Maria Forsius, Gunilla Holm, Harriet Zilliacus, Elisabet Öhrn

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Abstract

This study explores how participatory photography can be used in researching upper secondary students’ identifications with what it means to live in one of four Nordic countries. The study draws on students' constructions and interpretations of photographs. For this article the data analyzed consisted of 571 photographs taken during spring 2018 by a total of 104 students in the metropolitan areas in Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen. The analysis of the photographs and their captions show that students associated themselves mostly in a positive way with the Nordic region, though also some critical attitudes were identified. Visual ethnography in education as a method enhanced the upper secondary students’ way of giving meaning to what living in the Nordic countries means to them. Moreover, the method enables the students to become co-researchers together with the research team in both an aesthetic and narrative way. The study offers insights into how participatory photography can be as a useful and activating method in both local and cross-national research.
LanguageEnglish
Host publicationComputer Supported Qualitative Research : New Trends on Qualitative Research
EditorsAntónio Pedro Costa, Luís Paulo Reis, António Moreira
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Date2019
Pages136 - 146
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-01405-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-01406-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
No.861
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • participatory photography
  • IDENTIFICATION
  • upper secondary students
  • Nordic region

Cite this

Corner, S., Forsius, M., Holm, G., Zilliacus, H., & Öhrn, E. (2019). Capturing Nordic Identifications Through Participatory Photography. In A. P. Costa, L. P. Reis, & A. Moreira (Eds.), Computer Supported Qualitative Research: New Trends on Qualitative Research (pp. 136 - 146). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; No. 861). Cham: Springer . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01406-3_12
Corner, Solveig ; Forsius, Maria ; Holm, Gunilla ; Zilliacus, Harriet ; Öhrn, Elisabet. / Capturing Nordic Identifications Through Participatory Photography. Computer Supported Qualitative Research: New Trends on Qualitative Research. editor / António Pedro Costa ; Luís Paulo Reis ; António Moreira. Cham : Springer , 2019. pp. 136 - 146 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; 861).
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Corner, S, Forsius, M, Holm, G, Zilliacus, H & Öhrn, E 2019, Capturing Nordic Identifications Through Participatory Photography. in AP Costa, LP Reis & A Moreira (eds), Computer Supported Qualitative Research: New Trends on Qualitative Research. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, no. 861, Springer , Cham, pp. 136 - 146. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01406-3_12

Capturing Nordic Identifications Through Participatory Photography. / Corner, Solveig; Forsius, Maria; Holm, Gunilla; Zilliacus, Harriet; Öhrn, Elisabet.

Computer Supported Qualitative Research: New Trends on Qualitative Research. ed. / António Pedro Costa; Luís Paulo Reis; António Moreira. Cham : Springer , 2019. p. 136 - 146 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; No. 861).

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Corner S, Forsius M, Holm G, Zilliacus H, Öhrn E. Capturing Nordic Identifications Through Participatory Photography. In Costa AP, Reis LP, Moreira A, editors, Computer Supported Qualitative Research: New Trends on Qualitative Research. Cham: Springer . 2019. p. 136 - 146. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; 861). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01406-3_12