De/composing Gran's photo album

Keary, Anne 2013, De/composing Gran's photo album, Cultural studies, vol. 27, no. 6, pp. 955-981.

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Title De/composing Gran's photo album
Author(s) Keary, Anne
Journal name Cultural studies
Volume number 27
Issue number 6
Start page 955
End page 981
Total pages 27
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2013
ISSN 0950-2386
1466-4348
Keyword(s) Catholicism
Australian history
feminist psychoanalysis
Summary This is the story of my maternal grandmother's photo album as it is seen through the feminist psychoanalytic eyes of her granddaughter. The photos take on particular meanings as my mother and I ponder over them. The photo album, set against the backdrop of the early twentieth century, tells tales of frivolity and young romance, friendship and daughterhood, extended families and holidays. What is most significant, however, is the way in which the photos are framed within the patriarchal Catholic discourse, which enveloped my grandmother's life. Yet, it is argued that there were, and continue to be, momentary fissures and ruptures in this patriarchal discourse as feminist psychoanalytic frames come into view.
Language eng
Field of Research 169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 950404 Religion and Society
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30057091

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