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A stunning collection of cutting-edge essays which brings together the leading scholars in visual research. Clearly structured, and written in an engaging and accessible style throughout, this invigorating work will be the ‘must have’ text for teachers and students of `the visual’ across the arts, humanities and social sciences.

– Elaine Campbell, Reader in Criminology, Newcastle University

Advances in Visual Methodology examines and introduces the cutting edge in using visual methods in social research.

 

In this exciting book, Sarah Pink draws together in a single volume a set of key writings on advances and explorations that sit at the innovative edge of theory and practice in contemporary visual research.

 

Pink and her contributors present a critical engagement with interdisciplinary practice in the field of visual research and representation, examining the development of visual methodology as a field of interdisciplinary and post-disciplinary practice that spans scholarly and applied concerns. This focus goes beyond the methods, ideas and fields of practice that are outlined in existing texts and handbooks. Acknowledging this, Advances in Visual Methodology explores how visual methodology as a field in its own right is moving on.

 

This book examines:

• How new practice-based, theoretical and methodological engagements are developing and emerging in research practice;

• the impact new approaches are having on the types of knowledge visual research produces and critiques;

• the ways visual research intersect with new media;

• and the implications of this for social and cultural research, scholarship and intervention.

 

This book will be essential reading for any student or researcher thinking of using visual methods in their own research.

Product Details

  • Publish Date: 05/2012
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780857028495

Reviews

This is a book about research that takes the challenge of the internet seriously, that rises above disciplinary difference and points to new directions for social research.

– Rob Walker, Emeritus Professor, University of East Anglia


A stunning collection of cutting-edge essays which brings together the leading scholars in visual research. Clearly structured, and written in an engaging and accessible style throughout, this invigorating work will be the ‘must have’ text for teachers and students of `the visual’ across the arts, humanities and social sciences
Elaine Campbell
Reader in Criminology, Newcastle University

Sarah Pink’s edited collection brings together a range of experienced researchers to share and exemplify their work with visual data in social research… The strength of the collection lies in the consistent combining of introductory material with evidence from authors’ own research and reflexive critique of political and ethical issues arising from the work… Recommended reading for doctoral students and teacher-researchers who either intend to elicit visual data or just want to know why they won’t.
Julian McDougall
Media Education Research Journal

  • Sarah Pink
    Sarah PinkDirector + Lab Leader - Data Ethnographies

About the Author

Sarah Pink is the incoming Director of the Digital Ethnography Research Centre and Distinguished Professor of Design and Media Ethnography at RMIT University. Sarah’s approach brings together digital ethnography and design to engage with contemporary issues and challenges through a dialogue between applied and academic research and practice. She works with academic and industry research partners internationally. Her core research expertise is in: digital technologies in everyday life; environmental sustainability; consumer improvisation; safety; and human experience and perception. Sarah is also an international leader in innovative digital, visual and sensory research and dissemination methodologies.

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