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Analysis of Discourses Encompassing the 'Migrant Mother' Picture
Unformatted Document Text:  12 past when the dream of equality for all was strong. In the beginning, the book shows a series of typified images at the time such as gaunt faces, gnarled hands, ragged children, and so on. The text begins with "We don’t know. We aren’t sure." It says, "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights; that among them are life, liberty…" We told ourselves we had liberty. … We told ourselves we were free because we were free. … All you needed for freedom was being American. All you needed for freedom was grit in your craw…We were free because of the Battle of Bunker Hill and the constitution adopted at Philadelphia. Now we don't know. The text evokes the dubiousness of the American dream (Trachtenberg, 1988). The Migrant Mother picture appears on page eight. The text says, “Now we don’t know.” With the continued text, the mother seems to be in doubt of the American dream. There is no explanation of the mother being a migrant worker. Rather, this picture represents people who worry about the future of America, but not migrant workers of hunger and poverty. In documentary genre, a photographic image uses realistic style to produce believability, and is used with words (captions/texts) to persuade other people by evoking emotion and eliciting a reaction in order to foster social and political change (Rothstein, 1979; Stange, 1989). This documentary book made use of photographic images to show the social conditions of the 1930s. Especially, it used pictures, such as gaunt faces, gnarled hands, and ragged children, which evoke emotion. In the documentary book, the Migrant Mother picture, presented in the middle of a narrative flow, functions as a realistic document which aids narrative unfolding. 3) Government Exhibit An Exhibition on Migratory Farm Workers, held by the FSA in 1941, has the title, "Small Farms Are Going Out" (Figure 6). It unfolds a narrative with a series of photographs. It has three parts. The beginning part explains the cause of the migration. The first picture shows a stretch of well-cultivated land. With its caption ‘power farming,’ it can be understood as a farm plowed by a tractor. The second picture shows a farming implement abandoned on dilapidated land, captioned 'soil erosion'. The third picture describes an abandoned cabin. The middle part describes the plight of migrant workers with four photographs. One shows the migrants' plight through human facial expression; another shows it through their poor living conditions, and the other two show it through a working scene.

Authors: Choi, Hyunju.
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past when the dream of equality for all was strong. In the beginning, the book shows a
series of typified images at the time such as gaunt faces, gnarled hands, ragged children,
and so on. The text begins with "We don’t know. We aren’t sure." It says,
"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that
they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights; that among
them are life, liberty…" We told ourselves we had liberty. … We told
ourselves we were free because we were free. … All you needed for
freedom was being American. All you needed for freedom was grit in your
craw…We were free because of the Battle of Bunker Hill and the
constitution adopted at Philadelphia. Now we don't know.
The text evokes the dubiousness of the American dream (Trachtenberg, 1988). The
Migrant Mother picture appears on page eight. The text says, “Now we don’t know.” With
the continued text, the mother seems to be in doubt of the American dream. There is no
explanation of the mother being a migrant worker. Rather, this picture represents people
who worry about the future of America, but not migrant workers of hunger and poverty.
In documentary genre, a photographic image uses realistic style to produce
believability, and is used with words (captions/texts) to persuade other people by evoking
emotion and eliciting a reaction in order to foster social and political change (Rothstein,
1979; Stange, 1989). This documentary book made use of photographic images to show the
social conditions of the 1930s. Especially, it used pictures, such as gaunt faces, gnarled
hands, and ragged children, which evoke emotion. In the documentary book, the Migrant
Mother picture, presented in the middle of a narrative flow, functions as a realistic
document which aids narrative unfolding.
3) Government Exhibit
An Exhibition on Migratory Farm Workers, held by the FSA in 1941, has the title,
"Small Farms Are Going Out" (Figure 6). It unfolds a narrative with a series of
photographs. It has three parts. The beginning part explains the cause of the migration. The
first picture shows a stretch of well-cultivated land. With its caption ‘power farming,’ it
can be understood as a farm plowed by a tractor. The second picture shows a farming
implement abandoned on dilapidated land, captioned 'soil erosion'. The third picture
describes an abandoned cabin.
The middle part describes the plight of migrant workers with four photographs.
One shows the migrants' plight through human facial expression; another shows it through
their poor living conditions, and the other two show it through a working scene.


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