Show and Tell

Authors

  • Monica Sassatelli University of Bologna, Life Quality Studies Department

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.1971-8853/12781

Keywords:

Representation, Comics, Social Research, Drawing, Imaginacy

Abstract

This short piece is a commentary on the collection of experimental interventions at the crossroads of sociology and comics, or comics-based research, published in the current issue of Sociologica. Starting from some of the most relevant aspects that both unite and distinguish the different approaches, it proposes a reflection on how comics, and more broadly drawings, can help expand the sociological imagination. It does so --- through text, drawings and captions --- focusing on the transition between concepts and images, or verbal and visual icons. The comments draw particular attention to these interventions’ diverse but converging plea for visual literacy --- tentatively renamed here imaginacy.

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2021-05-26

How to Cite

Sassatelli, M. (2021). Show and Tell. Sociologica, 15(1), 311-319. https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.1971-8853/12781

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