Visual Research Approaches: Design and Implementation

Monday, 16 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
RC57 Visual Sociology (host committee)

Language: English

Foregrounding qualitative research methods that underpin or substantiate visual analysis or practice, this session invites papers that: explore the multifaceted capacity of visual research to enhance researchers’ and participants’ reflexivity, unpack or elicit information in different context and environments (and at different stages of the research) and engage different kind of audiences in different ways.

We welcome papers that critically reflects on:

- the epistemological gains and pitfalls of employing visual methods and how they (can) enrich and/or complement other research approaches;

- the ethical concerns raised by the use of visual methods and visual data;

- how the visual production of information and knowledge can assist as a response to situations of crisis, precarity or act as a means of validating, implementation or visualising the need for support or intervention;

- the use of photo and video production practices as: 1) a way of localising desperate, national cultures in concentrated spaces, 2) means of integration or knowledge production for participants, researchers or community stakeholders to further develop support networks or (re)negotiate assumptions and misconceptions between communities and spaces or 3) a way for participants to communicate and implement strategies of change.

The methods and techniques discussed in the presentations can include, but not be limited to, photo-elicitation and visual narrative building with migrants or vulnerable bodies, visual ethnography, participatory video, etc.

This session consists of max 5 oral presentations. Full papers or extended abstracts (1000-2000 words with references) must be submitted by 1 June 2018 to the session organizers.
Session Organizer:
Regev NATHANSOHN, University of Haifa, Israel
Regev NATHANSOHN, University of Haifa, Israel
Elsa OLIVEIRA, African Centre for Migration and Society, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Oral Presentations
Assessing Participatory Video through Well-Being Analysis. a Collaborative Research Project in Lagos (Nigeria)
Alejandra BONI, INGENIO (CSIC-Universitat Politecnica de Valencia), Spain; Alexandre A. FREDIANI, The Bartlett Development Plannig Unit, United Kingdom
Distributed Papers
Visualitics and Evaluation
Manjeet CHATURVEDI, Banaras Hindu University, India; Masoumeh SADEGHIAHANGAR, Banaras Hindu University, India
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