Following the success of the First Edition
, this fully revised and updated Second Edition
of Doing Visual Ethnography
explores the use and potential of photography, video, and hypermedia in ethnographic and social research. It offers a reflexive approach to theoretical, methodological, practical, and ethical issues of using these media now that they are increasingly being incorporated into field research.
Author Sarah Pink adopts the viewpoint that visual research methods should be rooted in a critical understanding of local and academic visual cultures, the visual media, and technologies being used and the ethical issues they raise. The book demonstrates that these new challenges that shape ethnographic knowledge can be met by understanding the reflexivity and experience through which visual and ethnographic materials are produced and interpreted. New to the Second Edition:
- General updating of figures, terminology, and literature to bring the book up-to-date with recent innovations in theory, practice, and technology
- Annotated reading lists added to each chapter to guide the reader to further literature
- Completely rewritten chapter on digital technology to ensure the text is in line with the latest developments in technology and methodological thinking
Drawing from her own experiences of using photography, video, and hypermedia in research, as well as the work of others, the author follows the research process from project design, planning and implementing and practicing fieldwork to analysis and representation, suggesting how visual images and technologies can be combined to form an integrated process throughout the different stages of research. Doing Visual Ethnography, Second Edition
is an excellent resource for students of sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, media studies, and those doing ethnographic and qualitative research. It also provides valuable reading for researchers and postgraduates.