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SAGE Visual Methods

SAGE Visual Methods

Four Volume Set
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1 672 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

In contemporary Western societies, the visual domain has come to assume a thus far unprecedented cultural centrality. Daily life is replete with a potentially endless stream of images and other visual messages: from the electronic and paper-based billboards of the street, to the TV and Internet feeds of the home. The visual has become imbued with a symbolic potency, a signifying power that seemingly eclipses that of all other sensory data.

The central aim of this four-volume collection is to explore key approaches to visual research methods and to consider some of the core principles, issues, debates and controversies surrounding the use of visual techniques in relation to three key enterprises: 1) documentation and representation; 2) interpretation and classification and 3) elicitation and collaboration.

Volume 1: Principles, Issues, Debates and Controversies in Visual Research serves as a theoretical backdrop to the field as a whole. It introduces core epistemological, ethical and methodological debates that effectively cut across the four volume collection as a whole. Volume 2: Documentation and Representation illustrates approaches to visual documentation and representation, from classical documentaries to contemporary, state of the art modes of visual anthropology and ethnography. Volume 3: Interpretation and Classification examines core debates surrounding and approaches to visual analysis. Finally, Volume 4: Elicitation and Collaboration explores participative approaches to visual inquiry.

Leonard Henny
Theory and Practice of Visual Sociology
Michael Ball and Gregory Smith
The Use of Photographs in a Discipline of Words
Marcus Banks
The Place of Visual Data in Social Research
A Brief History

Michael Ball and Gregory Smith
Technologies of Realism? Ethnographic Uses of Photography and Film
Sarah Pink
The Visual in Ethnography
Photography, Video, Cultures and Individuals

Michael Emmison and Philip Smith
Putting Visual Data into Focus
Paula Reavey and Katharine Johnson
Visual Approaches
Using and Interpreting Images

Luc Pauwels
Visual Sociology Reframed
An Analytical Synthesis and Discussion of Visual Methods in Social and Cultural Research

David Buckingham
'Creative' Visual Methods in Media Research
Possibilities, Problems and Proposals

Sally Galman
The Truthful Messenger
Visual Methods and Representation in Qualitative Research in Education

Lesley Murray
Looking at and Looking back
Visualization in Mobile Research

Mary van der Riet
Participatory Research and the Philosophy of Social Science
Beyond the Moral Imperative

Claudia Mitchell
On a Pedagogy of Ethics in Visual Research
Who's in the Picture?

Rose Wiles, Andrew Clark and Jon Prosser
Visual Research Ethics at the Crossroads
Jeremy Rowe
Legal Issues of Using Images in Research
Jon Wagner
Constructing Credible Images
Documentary Studies, Social Research and Visual Studies

Sandra Mathison
Seeing Is Believing
The Credibility of Image-Based Research and Evaluation

Michael Ball
Working with Images in Daily Life and Police Practice
An Assessment of the Documentary Tradition

Angela Bolton, Christopher Pole and Phillip Mizen
Picture This
Researching Child Workers

Steven Gold
Using Photography in Studies of Immigrant Communities
Douglas Harper
Framing Photographic Ethnography
A Case Study

Joy Sather-Wagstaff
Picturing Experience
A Tourist-Centred Perspective on Commemorative Historical Sites

Cate Watson
Picturing Validity
Auto-Ethnography and the Representation of Self?

Eammon Carrabine
Images of Torture
Culture, Politics and Power

Margaret Conkey
Images without Words
The Construction of Pre-Historic Imaginaries for Definitions of 'Us'

Eric Dunning
Comments on Elias's 'Scenes from the Life of a Knight'
Radhamany Sooryamoorthy
Behind the Scenes
Making Research Films in Sociology

Jon Hindmarsh
Work and the Moving Image
Past, Present and Future

Rosie Flewitt
Using Video to Investigate Pre-School Classroom Interaction
Education Research Assumptions and Methodological Practices

Stephanie Merchant
The Body and the Senses
Visual Methods, Videography and the Submarine Sensorium

Kimberly Powell
Making Sense of Place
Mapping as a Multisensory Research Method

Timothy Webmoor
Mediational Techniques and Conceptual Frameworks in Archaeology
A Model in 'Mapwork' at Teotihuacán, Mexico

Bella Dicks, Bambo Soyinka and Amanda Coffey
Multimodal Ethnography
Frank Sligo and Elspeth Tilley
When Words Fail Us
Using Visual Composites in Research Reporting

Marcus Banks
Reading Pictures
Michael Ball and Gregory Smith
Symbolist and Structuralist Analysis of Visual Representations
Philip Bell
Content Analysis of Visual Images
Kari Andén-Papadopoulos
The Abu Ghraib Torture Photographs
News Frames, Visual Culture and the Power of Images

Theo van Leeuwen
Semiotics and Iconography
Barry Goldstein
All Photos Lie
Images as Data

Erina Duganne
The Failure of 'The President's Choice'
Carey Jewitt and Rumiko Oyama
Visual Meaning
A Social Semiotic Approach

Gillian Rose
Visual Culture, Visual Pleasure, Visual Disruption

Gertraud Diem-Wille
A Therapeutic Perspective
The Use of Drawings in Child Psychoanalysis and Social Science

Adele Clarke
Mapping Visual Discourses
Charles Goodwin
Practices of Seeing Visual Analysis
An Ethnomethodological Approach

Annekatrin Bock, Holger Isermann and Thomas Knieper
Quantitative Content Analysis of the Visual
Eric Margolis and Jeremy Rowe
Methodological Approaches to Disclosing Historic Photographs
Christian Heath, Jon Hindmarsh and Paul Luff
Analyzing Video
Developing Preliminary Observations

Marisol Clark-Ibáñez
Framing the Social World with Photo-Elicitation Interviews
Elisabeth Gotschi, Robert Delve and Bernhard Freyer
Participatory Photography as a Qualitative Approach to Obtain Insights into Farmer Groups
Jeffrey Samuels
Breaking the Ethnographer's Frames
Reflections on the Use of Photo-Elicitation in Understanding Sri Lankan Monastic Culture

Lisa Frohmann
The Framing Safety Project
Photographs and Narratives by Battered Women

Laura Lorenz
A Way into Emphathy
A 'Case' of Photo-Elicitation in Illness Research

Caricia Catalani and Meredith Minkler
A Review of the Literature in Health and Public Health

Elizabeth Carlson, Joan Engebretson and Robert Chamberlain
Photovoice as a Social Process of Critical Consciousness
Lynne Duffy
Hidden Heroines
Lone Mothers Assessing Community Health Using Photovoice

Leila Kramer et al
Promoting Policy and Environmental Change Using Photovoice in the Kaiser Permanente Community Health Initiative
Sarah Drew, Rony Duncan and Susan Sawyer
Visual Storytelling
A Beneficial but Challenging Method for Health Research with Young People

Allen White et al
Using Visual Methodologies to Explore Contemporary Irish Childhoods
Esther Prins
Participatory Photography
A Tool for Empowerment or Surveillance?

Kerri Kearney and Adrienne Hyle
Drawing out Emotions
The Use of Participant-Produced Drawings in Qualitative Inquiry

Marilys Guillemin
Understanding Illness
Using Drawings as a Research Method

Nathan Crilly, Alan Blackwell and P. John Clarkson
Graphic Elicitation
Using Research Diagrams as Interview Stimuli

Jen Tarr and Helen Thomas
Mapping Embodiment
Methodologies for Representing Pain and Injury

Ruth Holliday
Filming 'The Closet'
The Role of Video Diaries in Researching Sexualities

Hester Parr
Collaborative Film-Making as Process, Method and Text in Mental-Health Research
Bradley Garrett
Videographic Geographies
Using Digital Video for Geographic Research

Jon Corbett and Giacomo Rambaldi
Geographic Information Technologies, Local Knowledge and Change

Jason Hughes

Jason Hughes is Professor and Head of the School of Media, Communication and Sociology at the University of Leicester. His first book, Learning to Smoke (2003, Chicago Press), which synthesised aspects of the work of Howard Becker with that of Foucault and Elias, won the 2006 Norbert Elias prize. He has also coauthored with Ruth Simpson and Natasha Slutskaya Gender, Class and Occupation: Working Class Men Doing Dirty Work (Palgrave, 2016), and, together with Eric Dunning, Norbert Elias and Modern Sociology: Knowledge, Interdependence, Power, Process (Bloomsbury, 2013). Other works include the edited volumes Visual Methods (SAGE, 2012) and... More About Author

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