Visual Research Methods Image, Society, and Representation

ISBN-10: 1412939542

ISBN-13: 9781412939546

Edition: 2007

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Description: Visual research is reemerging across the social sciences as a significant, underutilized resource producing unique lines of inquiry and sparking innovative pedagogies. Stanczak's edited volume crisscrosses disciplines in ways that highlights the multiple manifestations of this newer interdisciplinary trend. As such, this volume will be useful as a methodological, epistemological, and pedagogical resource across disciplines such as sociology, education, cultural studies, anthropology, American studies, communications, gender studies, and political science. The text 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. The author??most explicitly address methodology in their essays but each also answers epistemological questions and suggests ways in which visuals facilitate theoretical or conceptual development.Each chapter is developed around a set of guiding questions covering at least three themes in visual research: methodology, epistemological reflection, and theoretical contribution of images. These themes provide a valuable framework for classroom use and comparative analysis by any visual researcher. A substantive foundational chapter explicates these themes more fully and offers a mini introduction to core visual research methodology. Reader's guide connects different chapters to different conceptual themes and methodological approaches, offering a roadmap to common issues and topics with which the reader should become familiar. Expanded list of suggestedreadings, arranged thematically within the general framework of the book (methodology, epistemology, and theory). Original and reprinted works by leading qualitative researchers across a wide range of fields, including Sociology, Education, Political Science, Religion, History, and Gender Studies.

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List price: $81.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

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.

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