Emerging from a highly successful volume of the American Behavioral Scientist, this edited volume is organized around three thematic issues: methodology, epistemological reflection, and theoretical and conceptual exploration. Each of these guiding themes is developed to greater or lesser degree in each chapter providing a navigational thread throughout the entire book.
- Includes a reader's guide that connects different chapters to different conceptual themes and methodological approaches,
- Offers an expanded list of suggested readings, arranged thematically within the general framework of the book
- Provides original and reprinted works by leading qualitative researchers across a wide range of fields
Gregory C. Stanczak is Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at Williams College. He received his Ph.D. with distinction from the Department of Sociology at the University of Southern California with concentrations in culture and religion. Stanczak's work over the past four years uses video methodologies, some of which has become short video reports for the Ford Foundation and the John Templeton Foundation. Stanczak edited the Visual Research Volume of American Behavioral Scientist and the author of a forthcoming manuscript through Rutgers University Press titled Engaged Spirituality. Currently, he is writing an essay on the use of photography for fundraising within global aid organizations.
Chapter 01: Introduction: Images, Methodologies, and Generating Social Knowledge - Gregory C. Stanczak Chapter 02: Observing Culture and Social Life: Documentary Photography, Fieldwork, and Social Research - Jon Wagner Chapter 03: All Photos Lie: Images as Data - Barry Goldstein Chapter 04: Capturing the Visual Traces of Historical Change: The Internet Mission Photography Archive - Jon Miller Chapter 05: Using Photography in Studies of Immigrant Communities: Reflecting across Projects and Populations - Steven J. Gold Chapter 06: Breaking the Ethnographer's Frames: Reflections on the Use of Photo-Elicitation in Understanding Sri Lankan Monastic Culture - Jeffrey Sammuels Chapter 07: Inner-City Children in Sharper Focus: Sociology of Childhood and Photo-elicitation Interviews - Marisol Clark-Ibanez Chapter 08: The Failure of "The President's Choice" - Erina Duganne Chapter 09: Signs of Resistance: Marking Public Space through a Renewed Cultural Activism - Emmanuel David Chapter 10: Filming `The Closet': The Role of Video Diaries in Researching Sexualities - Ruth Holliday Chapter 11: The Symbolism of Video: Exploring Migrant Mothers' Experiences - Yolanda Hernandez-Albujar Chapter 12: Website Design: Merging Hypertext Aesthetics, Academic Narratives, and Visual Sociology - Stephen Papson, Robert Goldman, Noah Kersey