Visual Sociology

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What Is Visual Sociology?

Visual sociology can be many things. Here it means an exploration of some themes connected to risk and uncertainty through the use of images and other visual media, either collected or produced by researchers.

Images have an autonomous heuristic dignity that precedes and complements language and are powerful emotional catalysts, evoking what Durand – in his The Anthropological Structures of the Imaginary (1960) – called “a swarm of meanings”. They will therefore be exhibited as they are.

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