A stunning collection of cutting-edge essays which brings together the leading scholars in visual research. Clearly structured, and written in an engaging and accessible style throughout, this invigorating work will be the 'must have' text for teachers and students of `the visual' across the arts, humanities and social sciences.
- Elaine Campbell, Reader in Criminology, Newcastle University
This is a book about research that takes the challenge of the internet seriously, that rises above disciplinary difference and points to new directions for social research.
- Rob Walker, Emeritus Professor, University of East Anglia
This innovative book examines and introduces cutting edge visual methods in social research.
It explores the development of visual methodology as a field of interdisciplinary and post-disciplinary practice spanning scholarly and applied concerns. Positioned at the innovative edge of theory and practice in contemporary visual research, Pink's engaging book goes beyond the methods, ideas and fields of practice outlined in existing texts and handbooks.
This book examines:
-How new theoretical and methodological engagements are developing and emerging in research practice;
-the impact new approaches are having on the types of knowledge visual research produces and critiques;
-the ways visual research intersects with new media;
-and the implications for social and cultural research, scholarship and intervention.
This book will be essential reading for any student or researcher thinking of using visual methods in their own research.
Sarah Pink is Professor of Social Sciences at Loughborough University.
Sarah Pink is Professor of Design and Media Ethnography at RMIT University in Australia, and Professor in Applied Social and Cultural Analysis at Halmstad University in Sweden. She is a global leader in sensory and visual ethnography. Her work is usually interdisciplinary and international, connecting anthropological ethnography to design and engineering disciplines as well as to documentary and arts practice, in projects that challenge conventional ethnographic temporalities, and bring academic scholarship to applied research problems. Sarah's other recent books include Doing Visual Ethnography (3rd edition) (2013), Situating Everyday Life (2012) and Advances in Visual Methodology (2012).
PART ONE: KEY DEVELOPMENTS AND ISSUES Advances in Visual Methodology: An Introduction - Sarah Pink Visual Ethics in a Contemporary Landscape - Andrew Clark PART TWO: VISUAL PRACTICES AND VISUALING PRACTICE The Politics and Practices of Looking: CCTV Video and Domestic Kitchen Practices - Lydia Martens Video in Analytic Practice - Jon Hindmarsh and Dylan Tutt Virtual/Visual Ethnography: Methodological Crossroads at the Intersection of Visual and Internet Research - Elisenda Ardevol PART THREE: NEW VISUAL SPATIALITIES Community Mapping as Auto-Ethno-Cartography - Cristina Grasseni Visual Ethnography and the Internet: Visuality, Virtuality and the Spatial Turn - Sarah Pink Geomedia-Based Methods and Visual Research. Exploring the Theoretical Tenets of the Localization and Visualization of Mediated Social Relations with Direct Visualization Techniques - Francesco Lapenta PART FOUR: PUBLIC SCHOLARSHIP, ARTS AND VISUAL INTERVENTION Ethno-Mimesis and Participatory Arts - Maggie O'Neill Healing Mirrors: Body Arts and Ethnographic Methodologies - Christina Lammer Digital Technologies, Visual Research and the Non-Fiction Image - Roderick Coover with Pat Badani, Flavia Caviezel, Mark Marino, Nitin Sawhney, William Uricchio PART FIVE: TOWARDS AN INTERDISCIPLINARY VISUAL METHODOLOGY? An Anthropologist in the Film Archives: Interdisciplinary Approaches - Marcus Banks Visualizing Interior Worlds: Interdisciplinary Routes to Knowing - Susan Hogan and Sarah Pink Contemplating the State of Visual Research: An Assessment of Obstacles and Opportunities - Luc Pauwels