Cultural and Social History volume 11, issue 1, P89-109 2014 DOI: 10.2752/147800414x13802176314564 View full text
Erika Hanna

Abstract: This article aims to provide a new approach to photography in Ireland by shifting focus from 'art' photography to the processes and practices of snapshot photography. In employing a new methodological approach to photography, it also provides a new way to examine women's history, exploring photography as part of the tactics women used in order to resist or assimilate state-and Church-led discourses of womanhood, which have often been characterized as both oppressive and hegemonic. In order to explore these th…

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