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Makt i bild: Hur makt kan manifesteras i bild
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Computing, Department of Technology and Aesthetics.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Den här undersökningen belyser hur makt kan manifesteras i bild. Den utgår från maktteorier, främst postmodern maktanalys enligt Michel Foucault och hans uttolkare. Semiotisk bildanalys används för att belysa maktmanifestationer i ett bildmaterial som huvudsakligen utgörs av fotografier tagna av författaren. Resultatet presenteras i en gestaltning där bilderna visas tillsammans med en analys av varje bild. Tekniker såsom perspektivval, bildutsnitt och efterbehandling, för att förändra en bilds konnotation, demonstreras. Olika maktperspektiv och makttekniker urskiljs och särskilt fokus läggs på mindre uppenbara maktyttringar och dolda maktuttryck, t.ex. osynliggörande, obstruktion, belöning och övervakning. Här konstateras att uttryck för makt inte är absoluta och odiskutabla utan att konnotationen är beroende av betraktarens kultursfär, tidigare erfarenheter och kunskap. En diskussion förs om uttolkningen av de maktteoretiska och semiotiska begreppen och hur vida definitionerna kan vara för att analysen ska vara användbar och meningsfull.

Abstract [en]

This study illustrates how power can be manifested in the image. It is based on theories of power, mainly postmodern power analysis according to Michel Foucault and his interpreters. Semiotic analysis is used to illustrate the manifestations of power in the visual material that mainly consists of photographs taken by the author. The results are presented in a display where the images are shown along with an analysis of each image. Techniques such as perspective, composition and finish, in order to change the connotation of an image, are being demonstrated. Different perspectives of power and power techniques are distinguished and a special focus is put on the less obvious manifestations of power and the hidden expressions of power, for example inattention, obstruction, reward and monitoring. It is found that expressions of power are not absolute and indisputable and that the connotation depends on the viewer's culture sphere, previous experience and knowledge. A discussion is being held about the interpretation of the power theoretical and semiotic concepts and how wide the definitions can be for the analysis to be useful and meaningful.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
power theory, semiotic image analyses, photography, connotation
Keyword [sv]
maktteori, semiotisk bildanalys, fotografi, konnotation
National Category
Media Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-12364OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-12364DiVA: diva2:941068
Subject / course
ME1562 Bachelor's Thesis in Media Technology
Educational program
MEGDP Digital Visual Production
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Available from: 2016-06-28 Created: 2016-06-21 Last updated: 2016-06-28Bibliographically approved

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