Working visually in community identity ethnography

Austin, Jon and Hickey, Andrew ORCID: (2009) Working visually in community identity ethnography. International Journal of the Humanities, 7 (4). pp. 1-14. ISSN 1447-9508

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[Abstract]: This paper explores the democratic and participatory potential resident within visual ethnographic research. The first section presents the scope of the field of new digital technologies that contribute to more complex forms of visually-based research and looks at the ways in which the visual has come to present useful possibilities for researchers looking to create more authentic experiences of the site under consideration. The authors typically follow a six-stage process in conducting their research work, and each of these stages presents opportunity for the application of visual research approaches, and the second section of this paper draws upon one visually-based project and demonstrates how various techniques and approaches have been utilized in that work.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Authors retain copyright. Readers must contact Common Ground for permission to reproduce. COMMON GROUND PUBLISHING PO Box 463, Altona, Victoria, 3018, Australia.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2009 23:55
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2014 04:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: identity, visual ethnography, research, digital technologies
Fields of Research (2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160807 Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
Fields of Research (2020): 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441006 Sociological methodology and research methods
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified

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