Journal article

A room with a view: a metaphor analysis of Vietnamese women's representations of living with depression using photo elicitation

Victoria Jane Palmer, John Furler

VISUAL STUDIES | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

Depression is complex and it is known that how people name and give meaning to this experience when they are from cross cultural backgrounds differs to that of dominant Anglo cultures. Yet surprisingly very little is known about the naming and meaning-making conventions particularly for Vietnamese communities. In Anglo cultures, people commonly describe their experiences of depression as ‘travelling through dark tunnels toward a light’; ‘climbing out of a hole’; ‘a black dog’, and the ‘descent of a black cloud’. These metaphoric representations provide us with visual messages and new meanings about the experience of depression and how it impacts individuals. In this article, we describe a st..

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Grants

Awarded by University of Melbourne Interdisciplinary Seed Funding Scheme, Melbourne Social Equity Research Institute


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the University of Melbourne Interdisciplinary Seed Funding Scheme, Melbourne Social Equity Research Institute under Grant number: IDSEED2012.