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The role of photography in Peru's truth and reconciliation process

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dc.contributor.advisor Smith, C. Zoe (Cynthia Zoe) en_US
dc.contributor.author Hoecker, Robin E. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Peru
dc.coverage.temporal Since 1980 en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-12T19:10:08Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-12T19:10:08Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007 Fall en
dc.identifier.other HoeckerR-032709-T8888 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/5105
dc.description The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pf file (which also appears in the research.pf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pf file. en_US
dc.description Title from title screen of research.pf file (viewed on May 11, 2009) en_US
dc.description Thesis Advisor: Zoe Smth. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Journalism. en_US
dc.description.abstract Using the methods of semi-structured personal interviews and a post test-only experiment, this study examined the creation and effects of a photography project initiated by the Commission of Peru. The interviews revealed how the project came to be and how it was put together. When selecting photographs, the curators had two goals in mind: reconstructing the chronology of the conflict as well as communicating the suffering of the victims. The quantitative results indicate that the exhibit is having the desired effects. A post test-only experiment (n=109) measured the effects of viewing the photographs on four variables of reconciliation: truth, forgiveness, trust in government and resentment. The study found that viewing the photographs increased respondents' confidence that they understood the truth about the conflict, but did not have any effect on their levels of trust in government or resentment. For those people who experienced traumatic events, viewing the photographs helped them to forgive. In contrast, respondents who did not experience traumatic events forgave less after seeing the pictures. Drawing from conflict theory, the study explores the role that photography could play in the reconciliation process on both national and personal level. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2007 Freely available theses (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Peru -- Photographs en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reconciliation -- Political aspects en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Peru -- Politics and government en_US
dc.title The role of photography in Peru's truth and reconciliation process en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Journalism en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.A. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.identifier.merlin .b67500079 en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 320775436 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2007 Theses


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