Sociological Film—Theoretical and Practical Aspects

Jerzy Kaczmarek


This article deals with a new concept in visual sociology, the sociological film. It is defined as an autonomous scientific piece of work, which analyses social reality by means of sociological knowledge. Characteristic criteria and a typology of sociological film are presented. Moreover, the process of filming is analysed as a social process, in which the camera exerts influence on the people being taped. Three examples of different categories of the sociological film are integral part of the article.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0803343


sociological film; visual sociology; video research; qualitative social research; ethnographic film


Copyright (c) 2008 Jerzy Kaczmarek

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