Sobota, 4 lutego 2023 ENGLISH VERSION
"Powinniśmy postawić się na miejscu podmiotu, który próbuje odnaleźć drogę swojego życia na tym świecie , a przede wszystkim powinniśmy pamiętać, że to otoczenie pod którego jest wpływem i do którego się dostosowuje, stanowi jego Świat, a nie obiektywny Świat nauki."

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Przegląd Socjologii Jakościowej
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  Magdalena Piejko
       Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Poland

Treasures of the memory - sociological analysis of the family photography

The aim of the paper is to present the results of the research on the meaning of the family photography in the contemporary society. I analyze the family photography as a carrier of memory manifesting itself in an interpretative reconstruction of the past in the present through its idealization and mystification. The amateur photography blends with the broader process of the visualization of the contemporary culture, and the transformations that take place within the intensify the consumer tenor of the phenomenon. The development of the IT has made the new forms of gathering, storing and sharing photos available to people. The question arises if the meaning of these activities remains the same as in case of the analogue photos.
I refer basically to two theories – Maurice Halbwachs' and Erving Goffman's and on this ground I approach the family albums as the selected and idealized set of family representations subjected to the creative reconstruction in the present, which becomes an axis of the family memory. Besides, the article touches upon the ontological matter of the photography alone, as well as its usefulness in the contemporary reflection of the sociologists.

Family photography, collective memory, idealization, manipulation, alternation of the biography
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  Maciej Frąckowiak
       Uniwersytet im Adama Mickiewicza, Poland

Photography’s photography. Interpretation of photographs which discuss themselves

In the presented article, the critical analysis of Thomas Struth’s photography - included in the first part - is becoming an excuse for the sociological interpretation of specific way of photographing. Photography in the social world, uses and affordances, relations and deformations, according to which the reality is being introduced, becomes the subject of considered photos. But, from the point of view of visual sociology, this topic’s change seems to not be considerably interesting until the point when it will be considered on the field of the temporary status of the pictures themselves, thus interpret them on the background set of changes in their function and manners in which we are using them and theorizing about them. Those kind of reflection are the subject of the second part of the text. I’m looking there at the photography in theory, an album, gallery, advertisement and critic, analyzing the outcomes of such practices in optics – elaborated during presented considerations – categories of the “photography’s photography”; a category which I propose to be treated not only as a litmus for the contemporary visual order, but also as a stabilizer of this order.

Thomas Struth, "photography’s photography", postmodern photography, visual sociology, regulative functions of photography, looking "from" picture, advertisement, family photography, photography critic
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  Waldemar Dymarczyk
       Uniwersytet Łódzki, Poland

Work in Otryt Mountain Hut. Analysis of pictures and their meanings

This article has two aims. The first; presentation analysis of work process (based on exiting photos), which shows the main differentiation between social established (and realizing) types of work; individual and collective, men and women, and serious ("meritorious") and non-serious ("non-meritorious"). This part of the article has been based on grounded theory method. The second; shows, how non-ideological researchers point of view differ which common and ideologicaly and/or emotionally influenced on the other hand. Finally, an author provides discussion about form of presentation as a reason of different interpretation of this presentation.

Work, grounded theory, visual sociology, interpretation of the data, Otryt Club
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  Krzysztof Konecki
       Uniwersytet Łódzki, Poland

Wual Grounded Theory. Coding Families applied to visual analysis

We try, in the paper, to explain coding visual images by using grounded theory approach and constructed earlier coding families that suits an analysis of this kind of data. We try to use the best inspirations of coding families offered by B. Glaser and separately by J. Corbin and A. Strauss's coding paradigm. We assume that visual data could be used as a legitimate empirical materials to analyse and generate theoretical propositions. It could be combined with others data as a supplementary kind of data or could be used as primary kind of data that are leading in the research as evidences, documents which are ready to theoretical coding and analyses.

methodology of grounded theory, visual grounded theory, visual sociology, analysis of visual data, coding of qualitative data, open coding, selective coding, axial coding, theoretical coding, qualitative research, qualitative sociology, symbolic interactionism.
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  Bernt Schnettler
       Technical University of Berlin, Germany

Towards a Sociology of Visual Knowledge

The text examines the evolving sociology of visual knowledge, revisiting the debate on a "revolution of images" in contemporary culture. It discusses the role of visualizations for current forms of knowledge production and distribution, and subsequently indicates the mayor tasks for visual sociological research. Finally, different connotations of visual knowledge are discussed on a conceptual level in order to specify the central notion for this approach.

Sociology of knowledge, visualization, genre analysis, iconic turn, visuality, literacy
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