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Images of Slavery

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Julie Jenkins

on 24 January 2017

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"Do These Women Look Like Slaves?":
Images of Slavery in Southeastern Ghana

Dr. Julie Jenkins
"A 'culture' need not be homogeneous or even particularly coherent. Instead of assuming far-reaching cultural sharing, a 'replication of uniformity,' we should take a distributive view of cultures as systems of meaning.. [look at culture] in more processual terms.
There is a 'management' of meaning' by which culture is generated and maintained, transmitted and received, applied, exhibited remembered, scrutinized, and experimented with"
(Hannerz 1999).
"use symbols, images, and stories of suffering in such a way as to form identification iwht the suffering of an 'other' and thereby emotionally engage and persuade their audiences of a cause's moral worth. Through this process, we as viewers become connected to a political project and can be moved to actions" (McLagan 2003, p. 606).
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