The second edition of this popular text confirms the book’s status as an important forerunner in the field of visual methods. Combining the theoretical, practical and technical the authors discuss changing technologies, the role of the internet and the impact of social media. Presenting an interdisciplinary guide to visual methods they explore both the creation and interpretation of visual images and their use within different methodological approaches. This clear, articulate book is full of practical tips on publishing and presenting the results of visual research and how to use film and photographic archives. This book will be an indispensable guide for anyone using or creating visual images in their research.

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Figure 4.1 János Tari taking still images in a Jewish cemetery to use as visual aids in planning a film on the Hungarian Jewish diaspora. Makó, Hungary, 1989.

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4.1 Silk thread to plastic bags

In the previous three chapters we introduced a wide range of examples and issues fundamental to visual research in the social sciences. In this chapter and the next we deal with what for many readers is the most important issue of all – visual social research in practice. As in the previous chapters we draw on a wide range of examples, some drawn from the work of others, some drawn from our own research, and again there is a bias towards anthropological research from outside Europe and North America. The ...

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