Picturing the Social Landscape: Visual Methods and the Sociological Imagination
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:7/21/2004 - Routledge
By: Caroline Knowles, Paul Sweetman
We live in a visual culture, and visual evidence is fast becoming key in social research. In this collection an international range of experts explain how they have used visual methods in their own research, what their advantages and limitations have been and how they have worked alongside other research techniques. Contributors explore the following ideas: Self and identity: visualizing domestic space: visualizing urban landscapes: and visualizing social change. Methods covered include photo and video diaries, juxtaposing official and unofficial views, using images as triggers in interview work, working with children through photographs, and combining visual methods with interviews and text based research.