1 Department of Culture and Global Studies, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN2 FREIA - Feminist Research Center in Aalborg, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN3 EDGE - Equality, Diversity, GEnder, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN4 The Faculty of Social Sciences, Aalborg University, VBN5 The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN
Special Issue: Difference and Globalization
How do globally mobile people perceive and make sense of a new place in which they have to create an everyday life for themselves? And how may their place perception be communicated through photographs? These are the questions around which this article revolves. The visual material discussed in the article stems from a participatory research project, in which North Denmark functions as a setting for studying local particularities and global convergences. Analysing part of this material, the article explores the perception of – and affiliation with – places and localities, pointing to how perceptions of strangeness and familiarity occur along unexpected lines of difference and similarity depending on the embodied positionality of the involved participants.
Visual Communication, 2014, Vol 13, Issue 3, p. 373-388