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VI.6 Nov.-Dec. 1999
Page: 26
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Social perspectives


Authors:
Luc Pauwels

Figure. Photographs are often the only biographical information a family produces throughout its lifetime. Sociologists used to consider such family pictures trite and meaningless, but they yield fascinating insights. Strict social rules dictate what can and cannot be photographed. Photos have always marked and celebrated important moments in life; marriage, birthdays, first communion. Happy moments. Family snapshots tend to idealize the family; they are meant to suggest to outsiders that this particular family is a happy, successful and well-integrated one. A photo album sheds light on the social and moral values of the family. The importance of at least…




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