Photo novella does not entrust cameras to health specialists, policymakers, or professional photographers, but puts them in the hands of children, rural women, grassroots workers, and other constituents with little access to those who make decisions over their lives.
Promoting what Brazilian educator Paulo Freire has termed « education for critical consciousness, » photo novella allows people to document and discuss their life conditions as they see them.
This process of empowerment education also enables community members with little money, power, or status to communicate to policymakers where change must occur.
This paper describes photo novella's underpinnings: empowerment education, feminist theory, and documentary photography.
It draws on our experience implementing the process among 62 rural Chinese women, and shows that two major implications of photo novella are its contributions to changes in consciousness and informing policy.
Mots-clés Pascal : Communauté, Participation, Education sanitaire, Comportement, Mode de vie, Photographie, Milieu rural, Femme, Chine, Promotion santé, Homme, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Community, Participation, Health education, Behavior, Life habit, Photography, Rural environment, Woman, China, Health promotion, Human, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0337884
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 199406.