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GALLO, Paola. Sara’s Album. Photography, Gender, and Family in Working-Class Sectors (Argentina, Years 1940-1970). Secuencia [online]. 2021, n.109, e1732.  Epub Mar 05, 2021. ISSN 2395-8464.

This article analyzes a photographic album containing images dated between 1940 and 1970 compiled by a working-class woman from Tandil, a medium-sized city in the province of Buenos Aires (Argentina). The analysis of the photographic album -as a distinctive narrative support- is regarded as an ideal means of exploring the practices of family and gender representation in urban working-class sectors. It is argued that the visual narration contained in the album creates a gender identity that contrasts with the hegemonic stereotype of the period of woman, wife, and housewife, thereby illustrating the strategies of reception and re-appropriation of the ideal models of women, family, and domesticity in these sectors. From an analytical point of view, a study of the visual and narrative content of the album and its photographs is proposed to recover the context of uses, conventions and meanings in which they were produced.

Keywords : album; family; photography; gender; working-class sectors.

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