The Visual Field of Barbadian Elite Schooling: Towards Postcolonial Social Aesthetics

Cameron R McCarthy, Heather Greenhalgh-Spencer, Koeli Goel, Chunfeng Lin, Michelle Castro, Brenda Sanya, Ergin Bulut

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Abstract

In this chapter, we explore schooling in the postcolonial context as a particular type of cultural artifact. Eschewing dominant qualitative research tendencies that privilege the word and the text over the visual and the physical, we argue that deeper complexities and nuances come to the fore when we focus on the visual fields, noting that the visual field is always a production enmeshed within a social context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIn the Realm of the Senses
Subtitle of host publicationSocial Aesthetics and the Sensory Dynamics of Privilege
EditorsJohannah Fahey, Howard Prosser, Matthew Shaw
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Pages137-169
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-287-350-7
ISBN (Print)978-981-287-349-1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Publication series

NameCultural Studies and Transdisciplinarity in Education
ISSN (Print)2345-7708

Keywords

  • Colonial Past
  • Cultural Artifact
  • Elite School
  • Visual Domain
  • Visuality Visuality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science

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    McCarthy, C. R., Greenhalgh-Spencer, H., Goel, K., Lin, C., Castro, M., Sanya, B., & Bulut, E. (2015). The Visual Field of Barbadian Elite Schooling: Towards Postcolonial Social Aesthetics. In J. Fahey, H. Prosser, & M. Shaw (Eds.), In the Realm of the Senses: Social Aesthetics and the Sensory Dynamics of Privilege (pp. 137-169). (Cultural Studies and Transdisciplinarity in Education). Springer Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-350-7_10