Visual Methods in the Field: Photography for the Social Sciences
2016, Taylor and Francis
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.