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