Visual Analysis. New Developments in the Interpretative Analysis of Video and Photography

Hubert Knoblauch, Alejandro Baer, Eric Laurier, Sabine Petschke, Bernt Schnettler

Abstract


The use of visual research methods has become increasingly widespread throughout the social sciences. From their origins in disciplines like social anthropology and sociology, visual research methods are now firmly entrenched in major fields of inquiry, including sociology, health and nursing studies, educational research, criminology, human and cultural geography, media and cultural studies, discursive and social psychology, management and organisation studies, political science and policy analysis. The rapid development of information technology, facilitating the creation and editing of digitised data, and computer-based techniques for the storage and management of visual data, means that new methodological approaches are being developed and are envisaged for the near future. Some important and promising approaches are presented in this issue by a number of researchers from different angles of the interpretive social sciences. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0803148

Keywords


visual analysis; videography; photography

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