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Photovoice of the Cesarean Experience

Title: Photovoice of the Cesarean Experience: Cameraphone Photography and Knowledge Sharing by Women Who Have Undergone Cesarean Sections.
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Name(s): Yu, Casey, author
Kazmer, Michelle M., professor directing dissertation
Opel, Andy, 1964-, university representative
Urban, Richard J., committee member
Lustria, Mia Liza A., committee member
Hinnant, Lynne C., committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Communication and Information, degree granting college
School of Information, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (205 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This dissertation presents findings from a study of knowledge sharing and gaining via cameraphone photography by women who have undergone cesarean sections. Informed by authoritative knowledge, cameraphone photography, and a photo elicitation method known as photovoice, this research sought to understand how cameraphone photography allowed participants to provide a visual context through which empowering discussions about birth and the aftermath of their cesarean births could be explored. To discuss the relationship between authoritative knowledge and cameraphone photography, a theoretical model was created to highlight the ways knowledge is shared via cameraphones (Figure 1). This model was created to illustrate the relationship between authoritative knowledge and cameraphone photography within the context of cesarean births in the U.S. Thirty adult women in the United States were recruited for participation in this study, all of whom had one or more children via cesarean birth. Participants were trained in the purpose of the study, the ethical decisions photographers make, and photographic techniques, and were given themes to address relating to knowledge sharing and gaining via their cesarean birth experiences. Analysis of these data indicates using cameraphone photography allowed participants to share details, and the knowledge they gained, of their cesarean births with other mothers who had also undergone cesarean deliveries. Further research is indicated, to continue to refine the Authoritative Knowledge Model of Cesarean Births, and determine its applicability to topics beyond birth.
Identifier: FSU_2016SU_Yu_fsu_0071E_13390 (IID), 10.17125/fsu.etd.2016.1 (DOI)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the School of Information in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester 2016.
Date of Defense: July 7, 2016.
Keywords: birth, cameraphone, cesarean section, photographs, visual methodology
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Michelle M. Kazmer, Professor Directing Dissertation; Andy Opel, University Representative; Richard Urban, Committee Member; Mia Liza A. Lustria, Committee Member; Lynne Hinnant, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Information science
Women's studies
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_2016SU_Yu_fsu_0071E_13390
Owner Institution: FSU

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Yu, C. (2016). Photovoice of the Cesarean Experience: Cameraphone Photography and Knowledge Sharing by Women Who Have Undergone Cesarean Sections. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_2016SU_Yu_fsu_0071E_13390