Representing the Bektashis - Exploring Epistemologies in Visual Anthropology

Fusari, M. 2016. Representing the Bektashis - Exploring Epistemologies in Visual Anthropology. in: Guidetti , M. and Mondini , S. (ed.) A mari usque ad mare Venice, Italy Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing. pp. 399-409

Chapter titleRepresenting the Bektashis - Exploring Epistemologies in Visual Anthropology
AuthorsFusari, M.
EditorsGuidetti , M. and Mondini , S.
Abstract

As a professional photojournalist collaborating with anthropologists, I have o en con- fronted perspectives from academic scholars with little (if none) practical knowledge of, attention to, and understanding of the visual medium. In such a context, current theoretical approaches to how visual cultures are thought and signified, might o er a valuable and clarifying occasion to address the profound misconceptions visual media, and photography particularly, su er. Based on my 2008 fieldwork on the Bektashi community in Albania, I aim to foster montage as a practical tool for visual signification of anthropological research. By applying the professional photographer’s hands-on expertise to the academic field of anthropology, and of visual anthropology specifically, I will even- tually advocate for a more articulated and aesthetic-led understanding of visual communication.

KeywordsBekthasism. Albania. Photojournalism. Montage. Visual anthropology.
Book titleA mari usque ad mare
Page range399-409
Year2016
PublisherEdizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing
Filefusari_Bektashi[2016].pdf
Publication dates
Published19 Jul 2016
LicenseCC BY 4.0
Place of publicationVenice, Italy
ISBN9788869690860
9788869690853
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.14277/6969-085-3/EUR-6-24
Web address (URL)http://edizionicafoscari.unive.it/it/edizioni/collane/eurasiatica/

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