Critical Content Analysis of Visual Images in Books for Young People: Reading Images

1st Edition

Holly Johnson, Janelle Mathis, Kathy G. Short

Routledge
Published June 25, 2019
Reference - 288 Pages - 47 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138387065 - CAT# K399061

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Summary

Extending the discussion of critical content analysis to the visual realm of picturebooks and graphic novels, this book provides a clear research methodology for understanding and analyzing visual imagery. Offering strategies for "reading" illustrations in global and multicultural literature, chapter authors explore and bring together critical theory and social semiotics while demonstrating how visual analysis can be used to uncover and analyze power, ideologies, inequity, and resistance in picturebooks and graphic novels. This volume covers a diverse range of texts and types of books and offers tools and procedures for interpreting visual images to enhance the understandings of researchers, teachers, and students as they engage with the visual culture that fills our world. These methods are significant not only to becoming a critical reader of literature but to also becoming a critical reader of visual images in everyday life.

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