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Inverting the lens: insider photography by the Manaja’a family, Humayma, Jordan

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dc.contributor.author Gordon Lanning, Robbyn Ellen Lorraine
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-22T16:30:28Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-22T16:30:28Z
dc.date.copyright 2009 en
dc.date.issued 2009-12-22T16:30:28Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/2012
dc.description.abstract In this thesis, I assert that photographs of Jordanian Bedouin produced by cultural insiders disrupt and challenge pan-Bedouin and romantic photographic constructions of Bedouin made by cultural outsiders. These outsiders, Western ethno-photographers and members of the Jordanian Hashemite monarchy, use photographs featuring visual symbols of Bedouin identity in order to legitimise claims to land, resources, and cultural capital. Data produced from collaborative action research (the creation of photography with a self-identifying Bedouin family from Humayma, Jordan) demonstrates an increasingly complex version of Jordanian Bedouin identity absent from outsider representations. This nuanced picture of Bedouin identity, while limited by its focus on a single family, may help contribute to further collaborative investigations of Bedouin identity in Jordan. This research has the potential to assist in the better understanding of the diverse social practices and concerns of Bedouin living in Jordan today. en
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en
dc.subject Bedouin en
dc.subject photography en
dc.subject ethnography en
dc.subject identity en
dc.subject Jordan en
dc.subject Howeitat en
dc.subject Hashemite en
dc.subject self-representation en
dc.subject collaborative research en
dc.subject expressive photography en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Communication and the Arts::Art--History en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Anthropology en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::History::Middle East--History en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Communication and the Arts::Art en
dc.title Inverting the lens: insider photography by the Manaja’a family, Humayma, Jordan en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.supervisor Milwright, Marcus
dc.contributor.supervisor Walsh, Andrea N.
dc.degree.department Dept. of History in Art en
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en


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