Partial knowledge: Photographic mystifications and constructions of "The African athlete"

Bale, John R. (2006). Partial knowledge: Photographic mystifications and constructions of "The African athlete". In Murray George Phillips (Ed.), Deconstructing sport history: A postmodern analysis (pp. 95-116) Albany, NY, U.S.A.: State University of New York Press (SUNY).

Author Bale, John R.
Title of chapter Partial knowledge: Photographic mystifications and constructions of "The African athlete"
Title of book Deconstructing sport history: A postmodern analysis
Place of Publication Albany, NY, U.S.A.
Publisher State University of New York Press (SUNY)
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Series SUNY Series on sport, culture, and social relations
ISBN 9780791466094
0791466094
9780791466100
0791466108
Editor Murray George Phillips
Chapter number 4
Start page 95
End page 116
Total pages 22
Total chapters 10
Language eng
Subjects 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This chapter deconstructs a single photograph that has been disseminated during the past century in a range of publications, many of which have been related to the world of sports. My objective is to reveal the instability of visual images and the considerable slippage in the ways in which a photograph may be used and read during its existence. Additionally, it is often felt that the photograph provides the world of sport with a degree of realism that is missing from the words on a page. One of the aims of this chapter is to deny the realist argument. Indeed, it is widely recognized today that there is no one meaning in a photograph.
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Published in Part Two: "On Practice".

 
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