Visual Sociology- Issue on Africa

Visual Sociology- Issue on Africa

VISUAL SOCIOLOGY-- ISSUE ON AFRICA ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________

The Spring 1994 issue of "Visual Sociology" will be devoted to analyses of the visualization of Africa, including studies of photography, film and video, fine arts and mass media. The Editors seek historical and contemporary studies of African representation. These include studies of how social scientists, phtographers, missionaries, explorers, bureaucrats, fine artists and others have presented Africa in visual forms. Submissions are encouraged which: critique images of Africa produced by First and Second World Media; examine how Africans present their own cultures visually, particularly in social, political and cultural analyses; and explore the relations between written and visualized presentations in the African context. Visual Sociology regularly publishes photographic and illustrated studies. The Editors encourage photographic and other media studies of the themes explored in this special issue. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 1993.

For information, Contact: Professor Douglas Harper, Editor Visual Sociology Department of Sociology University of South Florida Tampa, FL 33620-5550 or

Contact: Professor Keyan Tomaselli, Issue Co-Editor Visual Anthropology Centre for Cultural and Media Studies University of Natal King George V Avenue Durban 4001, South Africa.

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar
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