"...there's a great deal social researchers doing visual work can learn from Pink's book...It's a valuable resource for researchers, activists, and social service workers looking for innovative visual methodologies for collaborative research and social intervention. It makes an excellent contribution to the ongoing academic debate over the value of applied and visual social research, as well." * Contexts, Magazine of the American Sociological Association Visual anthropology has proved to offer fruitful methods of research and representation to applied projects of social intervention. Through a series of case studies based on applied visual anthropological work in a range of contexts (health and medicine, tourism and heritage, social development, conflict and disaster relief, community filmmaking and empowerment, and industry) this volume examines both the range contexts in which applied visual anthropology is engaged, and the methodological and theoretical issues it raises. Sarah Pink is a social anthropologist whose research includes a focus on visual methodologies and the relationship between applied and academic anthropology.
Her books include Doing Visual Ethnography (2001), Home Truths (2004), Working Images (2004) and Applications of Anthropology (2005). She is reader in Social Anthropology in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University.
Sarah Pink is a social anthropologist whose research includes a focus on visual methodologies and the relationship between applied and academic anthropology. Her books include Doing Visual Ethnography (2001), Home Truths (2004), Working Images (2004) and Applications of Anthropology (2005). She is reader in Social Anthropology in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University.
List of Illustrations List of Tables Acknowledgements PART I: INTRODUCTION Chapter 1. Applied Visual Anthropology: Social Intervention and Visual Methodologies Sarah Pink Chapter 2. The Applied Visual Anthropology of John Collier: A Photo Essay Malcolm Collier PART II: MEDICINE AND HEALTH Chapter 3. Combining the Applied, the Visual and the Medical: Patients Teaching Physicians with Visual Narratives Richard Chalfen and Michael Rich Chapter 4. Steps for the Future: HIV/AIDS, Media Activism and Applied Visual Anthropology in Southern Africa Susan Levine Chapter 5. Bodywork: Social Somatic Interventions in the Operating Theatres of Invasive Radiology Christina Lammer PART III: TOURISM AND HERITAGE Chapter 6. Look to Learn: A Role for Visual Ethnography in the Elimination of Poverty Dianne Stadhams Chapter 7. Archiving 'Heritage', Reconstructing the 'Area': Conducting Audiovisual Ethnography in EU-sponsored Research Vassiliki Yiakoumaki PART IV: CONFLICT AND DISASTER RELIEF Chapter 8. Emergency Agents: A Birthing of Incipient Applied Visual Anthropology in the 'Media Invisible' Villages of Western India Jayasinhji Jhala Chapter 9. The Hunters Redux: Participatory and Applied Visual Anthropology with the Botswana San Matthew Durington Chapter 10. Sharing Anthropology: Collaborative Video Experiences among Maya Film-makers in Post-war Guatemala Carlos Y. Flores PART V: COMMUNITY FILM-MAKING AND EMPOWERMENT Chapter 11. The Rhythm of Our Dreams: A Proposal for an Applied Visual Anthropology Ana Martinez Perez Chapter 12. Performing Urban Collectivity: Ethnography of the Production Process of a Community-based Film Project in Brussels An van. Dienderen PART VI: INDUSTRY Chapter 13. Video Ethnography under Industrial Constraints: Observational Techniques and Video Analysis Werner Sperschneider Chapter 14. Engaging Our Audience through Photo Stories Tracey Lovejoy and Nelle Steele Notes on Contributors Index