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Aesthetics, self-reliance and resilience

Abstract

"This chapter focuses on the photographic material produced by participants from resilient households around the poverty line. It guides the reader through the methodology of aesthesiological hermeneutics to draw out the surprising richness of the aesthetic practices displayed through the medium of photography. These aesthetic practices reveal a level of self-reliance that can assist with coping, or even transforming critical situations and circumstances towards a resilient way of life under conditions of low income. The intention is not to appraise or denounce the aesthetics chosen by participants in each case but demonstrate the relevance of aesthetics in resilient practices. The chapter reveals how cultural and aesthetic based self-reliance generates a distance from the dominant patters of life choice but is only possible when the embeddedness in stable social structures such as neighbourhoods, communities, extended family, subcultures and communal structures exists." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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Bosch, Aida; Promberger, Markus (2020): Aesthetics, self-reliance and resilience. In: M. Boost et al. (Hrsg.), Poverty, Crisis and Resilience, Cheltenham: Elgar, S. 220-231.
 

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