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|Authors:||Damiano Razzoli: Department of Communication Disciplines, University of Bologna, Italy|
|Publication title:||Culture & Urban Stories: The Photography Between Cities and Europe. A Sociosemiotics Approach to the European Photography Reggio Emilia 2007|
|Conference:||Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11–13 June 2007|
|Publication type:||Abstract and Fulltext|
|Abstract:||The European Photography; held in Reggio Emilia (Italy) from April to June; displays the work of European artists. Photography meets the city; its people; and its culture. The theme of 2007; Cities/Europe; has a wider scope than last year’s The City. |
The purpose of this paper is to analyze the discourse strategy that underlies the planning and definition of this event with a sociosemiotics approach. Both the text explaining the purpose of the Week and the texts; written or visual; by the artists build up together the meaning of the event itself and constitute a social and cultural reality. In this way photography becomes central to the cultural policy of the Reggio Emilia Municipality; targeting the belonging to Europe.
It helps understand the core of European identity; defined by social and cultural differences; and the inter¬connected experiences which the photographic discourse refers to and makes intelligible.
|No. of pages:||17|
|Series:||Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings|
|Publisher:||Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet|
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