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“Fotografia si mjet i përhapjes së propagandës së emancipimit të gruas në Shqipërinë komuniste”
"Photography as a means of dissemination of propaganda of the emancipation of women in communist Albania"

Author(s): Irida Vorpsi
Subject(s): Media studies, Photography, Gender history, History of Communism
Published by: Përpjekja
Keywords: Shqipëria; komunizmi; fotografi; socializmi; emancipimi i gruas ; Photography ; dissemination of propaganda ; emancipation of women ; communist Albania; Albania; Albanian History

Summary/Abstract: This paper analyzes the visual representation of women in Albania from 1945 to 1990, as especially in ´the pictures magazine "New Albanian", organ of the Organization of Women's Union of Albania. The study is based on the theory of analysis and synthesis of photography, Manfred Lueger, and proposes the analysis visual through the concept of "glorification symbolic", to accept the latter as part of the necessary effort of the ideological regime to prove that participation of women in politics and in the labor force was a sign of their emancipation. By analyzing the pictures, there is a kind of "neglect" aspects linked to femininity, and the female identity compacted with contemporary ideological purposes.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 32-33
  • Page Range: 183-204
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Albanian