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By Michael S. Ball, Gregory W H Smith

This quantity presents a simple framework for utilizing visible info - specifically nonetheless photos - as a device for social research. The authors verify the significance of theoretical assumptions in studying those info and supply recommendation on find out how to use photos in cognitive, symbolist and structuralist study. The booklet is richly illustrated with examples starting from local American mask to body spray ads.

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Photo from Strathern & Strathern. combinations of designs with their respective colors convey quite different symbolic messages. 3. Although wearing koi wal, this unbearded lad has his face painted like a girl's. Photo from Strathem & Strathem. 4. 4. Girls dancing with men, cheeks brightly adorned with chevrons (right) and Lozenges (left). Photo from Strathern & Strathern. the Strathems' Color Plate 19 (1971, following p. 164), which indicates extensive use of red, blue, and white face paints (a point that cannot be conveyed in black-and-white photography).

Using myths as evidence, Levi-Strauss then compared two related styles of masks, which comprise stylistic variants of his enigma, the Swaihwe masks of the Salish and the Xwexwe masks of the neighboring Kwakiutl (Levi-Strauss, 1983, following p. 6). The two mask styles share certain externalized visual plastic features: cylinder eyes, a lolling tongue, birdlike dimensions, and so forth. Although at the purely visual level the masks look similar, at the social level they contextually serve very different purposes in potlatch wealth-dispensing ceremonies, at which coppers and other items of prestige are given and received-The Swaihwe masks are used to dispense wealth, and the Xwexwe to withhold.

Salish myths emphasize the origin of Swaihwe masks inside culture, suggesting that in ancestral times the images dropped from the sky above or arose from the waters below. In contrast, the Dzonokwa mask symbolizes a mythical ogress of supernatural powers who resides outside of culture in nature, in the forests and mountains afar, the wilderness (Levi-Strauss, 1983; Duerr, 1985). 5. Swaihwe mask. 6. Xwexwe mask. 7. Dzonokwa mask. 2 To conclude, it is notable that although the origins and social relationships of the masks and their use arise from the analysis of mythical data, and require to be thought about conceptually, the traits plastique of the masks' external and internal transformations are visually available and seeable symbolic structures that can only be known through visual examination and analysis.

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