Why Images? The Role of Visual Media in Protest Movement Research

Info booklet of the Homosexual Action Westberlin, Nr. 18, Berlin 1978 (CSG Cologne)

For the blog „History | Sexuality | Law“ (FU Berlin) Dorna Safaian deals with the role of images in protest movement research. On the example of the Pink Triangle, a sign of the Gay Rights movement, she outlines functions of visuality for protest collectives:

„In protest movements, visual media perform various functions, such as communicating grievances, attracting public attention, shaping communal emotions, or defining a collective self-description.“

Read the full article on the blog page.