Visual Research Methods (Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods)

Visual Research Methods (Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods)

By: Peter Hamilton (editor)Hardback

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The use of visual evidence in social and cultural research is an exciting and stimulating area of growing interest bridging the social sciences and humanities. The burgeoning use of the Internet has given a massive boost to the use of, and interest in, varieties of visual information for research purposes. At the same time, these visual technologies themselves raise all sorts of methodological questions. This collection brings together the contributions of key writers within both the symbolic and empirical research traditions, presenting the most influential statements on visual research methods and the central debates about visual culture in a diversity of fields. These range from art history, to history of photography, film studies, and aesthetics to media and communications studies, sociology and cultural studies, and social anthropology, social psychology and educational research. Part I: Classical Historical Statements Part II: The Objectivity of the Visual Part III: Visual Technologies Part IV: The Visual as Method

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Introduction - Peter Hamilton Panopticon; Or the Inspection-House - Jeremy Bentham Containing the Idea of a New Principle Of Construction Personal Identification and Description - Francis Galton The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction - Walter Benjamin First Principles of Documentary - John Grierson Icon, Index and Symbol - C S Peirce Studies in Iconology - Erwin Panofsky Art as Evidence - Jules Prown The Objectivity of Artistic Values - Raymond Boudon Visual Sociology, Documentary Photography and Photojournalism - Howard S Becker It's (Almost) All a Matter of Context The Identification of the Criminal Classes by the Anthropometrical Method - A Bertillon On the Authority of the Image - Doug Harper Visual Sociology at the Crossroads Tracing the Criminal - Neil Davie EnCoding and Decoding - Stuart Hall The Family of Man - Roland Barthes The centrality of the Eye in Western Culture - Chris Jenks Regarding the Pain of Others - Susan Sontag The Burden of Representation - John Tagg Pour en Finir avec la Profondeur de Champ - Andre Bazin Reading an Archive - Allan Sekula Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema - Laura Mulvey Stored Virtue - Tony Bennett Memory, the Body and the Evolutionary Museum The Medium Is the Massage - Marshall McLuhan An Inventory of Effects The Decisive Moment - Henri Cartier-Bresson On the Museum's Ruins - Douglas Crimp Three-Dimensional Visual Data - Emmison and Smith Visualizing Ethnography - Sarah Pink Transforming the Anthropological Vision Visual Anthropology is Not Ethnographic Film - Marcus Banks The Visual as Material Culture Photography and Anthropology - Elizabeth Edwards Balinese Character - Bateson and Mead A Photographic Analysis Photography and Sociology - Howard Becker Visual Anthropology - John Collier The Self In the Other - Jay Ruby Ethnographic Film, Surrealism, Politics Working Knowledge - Douglas Harper A Seventh Man - John Berger and Jean Mohr Visual Anthropology - Jay Ruby Technologies of Realism? Ethnographic Uses of Photography and Film - G W H Smith and M S Ball 'A Poetry of the Streets?' Documenting Frenchness in an Era of Reconstruction - Humanist Photography 1935-1960 - Peter Hamilton Photography and the Performance of Histories - Elizabeth Edwards Photographs in Social Research - Elizabeth Chaplin The Residents of Gordondale Road What Constitutes an Image-based Methodology? - Jon Prosser Visual Sociology and its Relationship to Meaning, Representation and Information - Jon Wagner Deceptive Images - Pierre Sorlin Social Science and the Puzzle of the Moving Picture The Uses of Documentary - Stuart Franklin Photography, Evidence and Research Photography - Nigel Warburton Evidence and Imagination The Evidentiary Problematic of Home Media - Richard Chalfen Text, Practice, Numinosity - Gillian Rose Methodologies for and against Visual Images Photographs within the Sociological Research Process - J Prosser with D Schwartz To Tell the Truth - Dona Schwartz Codes of Objectivity in Photojournalism Gender Advertisements - Erving Goffman Snapshots Sub-Species - Georg Simmel Snap-Shots of Live Theatre - Robin Riley and Elizabeth Manias The Use of Photography to Research Governance in Operating Room Nursing Picturing Labour - Eric Margolis A Visual Ethnography of the Coal Mine Labour Process Grounding Visual Sociology Research in Shooting Scripts - Chuck Suchar Telling Stories about Photography - Darren Newbury The Language and Imagery of Class in the Work of Humphrey Spender and Paul Reas Documentary and the Aesthetics of Reference - John Corner Cold Eye (Review of Pierre Bourdieu on Photography) - Julian Stallabras Review of 'Photography: A Middle Brow Art' - E Neiva Documentary Expression and Thirties America - William Stott Representing Representations - Veronica Miriam Davidov The Ethics of Filming at Ground Zero

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/02/2006
  • ISBN13: 9781412901512
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1696
  • ID: 9781412901512
  • ISBN10: 1412901510

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