Visual Methods in the Field : Photography for the Social Sciences, Paperback / softback Book

Visual Methods in the Field : Photography for the Social Sciences Paperback / softback



The use of images, particularly photography, has been steadily gaining popularity in academia, but there has not yet been a book that deals with the act and process of photo-taking in the field.

Drawing upon 21 years of photographic experience and sociological research, Terence Heng's immersive and narrative style will:introduce photography as a qualitative method;discuss the intricacies of, challenges in and opportunities for using a camera in the field;explore common themes and topics in social science research, including photographing rituals, space, people and objects;advise on navigating the always evolving technological landscapes of traditional, digital and mobile photography. Visual Methods in the Field: Photography for the Social Sciences is a photography guide written for researchers by a researcher.

Using in-depth ethnographic case studies from research done in various urban environments, this book will act as a crucial bridge for students in geography, sociology, education, media studies and other social sciences to incorporate photography into their research repertoire.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 258 pages, 2 Line drawings, black and white; 108 Halftones, black and white; 18 Tables, black and wh
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Photography & photographs
  • ISBN: 9781138810334



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