Publication: ResearchPh.D. thesisEntry in progress

  • Markus Hilander
Translated title of the contributionThe interpretation of photographs and geographical vigilance : a semiotic way of thinking as part of young people’s visual literary skills
The thesis explores (1) the processes of the interpretation of photographs within (2) geographical and semiotic discourses in which (3) the photograph is seen to both guide young people's geographical vigilance and foster their geographical thinking skills. The thesis questions the role of the interpretation of photographs in geography education within which photographs are mainly used, not interpreted. The thesis introduces a geographical reading of Roland Barthes's visual semiotics and Eero Tarasti's existential semiotics upon which a more profound way of interpreting photographs geographically is built.
Original languageFinnish
Place of PublicationHelsinki
PublisherUniversity of Helsinki
Number of pages93
ISBN (print)978-951-51-3101-0
ISBN (electronic)978-951-51-3102-7
StatePublished - 24. May 2017
Externally publishedYes
NameKasvatustieteellisiä tutkimuksia
ISSN (print)1798-8322

Note re. dissertation

Doktorsavhandling. Doctoral thesis. Doctoral dissertation.

Bibliographical note

English summary. Two of the orginal articles in English. The pdf includes only introduction, not the original articles.

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