A reader recently emailed me about Sociological Images. What a great blog!
WHY: What with the kids these days being all media-saturated, a good image is often more effective for getting a point across than all the citations, repetition, or jumping up and down and saying “really I swear” can ever do. This blog is a space for us to share those really fantastic images.
OUR AUDIENCE: We assume that you, our audience, are sociologically-inclined folks. So we do not typically include a lengthy sociological interpretation of the images.
DIALOGUE: We are aware that images are polysemic and that people will use them in many different ways, so our commentary, when offered, is never meant to control how people use the images (as if we could anyway). We welcome comments that offer additional or alternative interpretations of images, in fact we’d love them, but let’s not get into any fights about what an image does or doesn’t mean.
Do spend some time on this blog. Warning: May increase blood pressure.
In particular reader MoonSinger wanted to draw my attention to this post titled ” ‘Your Body’: Men Are People And Women Are Women”. My sister went to see Bodies: The Exhibition when it was in Pittsburgh and I was wishing I could have gone with her. Not now, though. You can get exhibit-related merchandise here. Not surprisingly, the merchandise depicts images of ‘people’ , not women.