Essential reading for anyone wishing to engage with images, technologies and society, Doing Visual Ethnography is a milestone in ethnographic and visual research. The Third Edition of this classic text includes new chapters on web-based practices for visual ethnography and the issues surrounding the representation, interpretation, and authoring of knowledge with the rise of digital media.
The book provides a foundation for thinking about visual ethnography and introduces the practical and theoretical issues relating to the visual and digital technologies used in the field.
Drawing upon her original research and the experiences of other ethnographers, author Sarah Pink once again challenges our understanding of the world and sets new agendas for visual ethnography by:
Helpfully illustrating key concepts within real world contexts
Introducing examples from both analogue and digital media
Exploring material and electronic texts
Setting out the shift towards applied, participatory and public visual scholarship.
This book is a must-have for students and researchers across the social sciences who are interested in incorporating audiovisual media into their research practice.
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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: THINKING ABOUT VISUAL ETHNOGRAPHY: HISTORICAL, THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL PERSPECTIVES Visual Ethnography Across Disciplines Ways of Seeing, Knowing And Showing Planning And Practising Visual Ethnography PART TWO: PRODUCING KNOWLEDGE Photography In Ethnographic Research Video In Ethnographic Research Doing Visual Ethnography With The Web Making Meanings in Visual Ethnography PART THREE: REPRESENTING VISUAL ETHNOGRAPHY Photography And Ethnographic Writing Video In Ethnographic Representation Making Visual Ethnography Public Online/Digitally