Visual Pedagogy and Global Change: Image, Ideology and Spatial Practices in the Asia-Pacific Major Cities

Durante, T 2018, 'Visual Pedagogy and Global Change: Image, Ideology and Spatial Practices in the Asia-Pacific Major Cities' in Ian McArthur, Rod Bamford, Fang Xu and Brad Miller (ed.) Investigating the Visual as a Transformative Pedagogy in the Asia Region, Common Ground Research Networks, Champaign, United States, pp. 159-188.


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Title Visual Pedagogy and Global Change: Image, Ideology and Spatial Practices in the Asia-Pacific Major Cities
Author(s) Durante, T
Year 2018
Title of book Investigating the Visual as a Transformative Pedagogy in the Asia Region
Publisher Common Ground Research Networks
Place of publication Champaign, United States
Editor(s) Ian McArthur, Rod Bamford, Fang Xu and Brad Miller
Start page 159
End page 188
Subjects Visual Cultures
Globalisation and Culture
Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
Summary This chapter looks at those transformations occurring in some cities of Asia-Pacific region-Melbourne, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney and Tokyo-through a transdisciplinary research approach that combines fieldwork observation and a case study method. While I am deeply aware that the selected visual evidence supporting my argument is made of highly 'subjective' media representations of concepts associated with structures, places and identity, these images are crucial keys to access the new shifting mindset of the 'global imaginary' and to better understand how this new public global consciousness is symbolically and socially produced. Yet, there is still a limited understanding of the role of visual pedagogy as well as of the explicit pedagogical function that global media representations play in our everyday lives as means and contents. Thus, this study calls for a critical visual pedagogy as a medium to challenge the visual-discursive 'grand narrative' of globalisation. I begin arguing about the theoretical relevance of a framework in which 'condensation symbols and other visual ideological markers of globality' can operate; then I critically analyse and interpret a given body of these new figures of knowledge through the lenses of social and political theory; finally, I explain how image-driven research gives the possibility to open new, multiple and subjective spaces and new ways of seeing through the establishment of a transformative pedagogy that is critical, participatory and dialogic.
Copyright notice Copyright © Ian McArthur, Rod Bamford, Feng Xu, and Brad Miller 2018
Keyword(s) Visual pedagogy
Critical visual pedagogy
Transformative pedagogy
Condensation symbols
Visual ideological markers of globality
Asia-Pacific region
University curricula
Global Studies
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