The work is an inquiry into ways of comprehending village life, in order to analyse how these perceptions influence village inhabitants' social identity. I am interested in how the local rural community performs and makes sense of the narratives that relate to their own position today - in the aftermath of Communism. The focus is on the difficulties and discontinuities between these concepts and direct experiences. I illustrate and theorize the ambiguities inherent in my interlocutors' narratives, showing how these narratives merge to embody a coherent and linear identity. My main mode of representation is a documentary film, which brings out the corporeality of the place, providing a non-textual look at the problem.
|Date of Award||1 Aug 2018|
- The University of Manchester
|Supervisor||Andrew Irving (Supervisor) & Lorenzo Ferrarini (Supervisor)|
- social identity