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Visual Interventions

Applied Visual Anthropology

Edited by Sarah Pink

338 pages, 50 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-84545-332-9 $120.00/£85.00 hb Published (December 2007)

ISBN  978-1-84545-678-8 $34.95/£24.00 Pb Published (September 2009)

eISBN 978-0-85745-580-2 eBook


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“...there’s a great deal social researchers doing visual work can learn from Pink’s book…It’s a valuable resource for researchers, activists, and social service workers looking for innovative visual methodologies for collaborative research and social intervention. It makes an excellent contribution to the ongoing academic debate over the value of applied and visual social research, as well.”  ·  Contexts, Magazine of the American Sociological Association

Visual anthropology has proved to offer fruitful methods of research and representation to applied projects of social intervention. Through a series of case studies based on applied visual anthropological work in a range of contexts (health and medicine, tourism and heritage, social development, conflict and disaster relief, community filmmaking and empowerment, and industry) this volume examines both the range contexts in which applied visual anthropology is engaged, and the methodological and theoretical issues it raises.

Sarah Pink is a social anthropologist whose research includes a focus on visual methodologies and the relationship between applied and academic anthropology. Her books include Doing Visual Ethnography (2001), Home Truths (2004), Working Images (2004) and Applications of Anthropology (2005). She is reader in Social Anthropology in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University.

Series: Volume 4, Studies in Public and Applied Anthropology
Subject: Applied Anthropology Media Studies
Area:

LC: GN347 .V5735 2007

BL: YC.2009.a.4184

BISAC: SOC002000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Anthropology/General; SOC052000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Media Studies

BIC: JHM Anthropology; JFD Media studies




Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Acknowledgements

PART I: INTRODUCTION

Chapter 1. Applied Visual Anthropology: Social Intervention and Visual Methodologies
Sarah Pink

Chapter 2. The Applied Visual Anthropology of John Collier: A Photo Essay
Malcolm Collier

PART II: MEDICINE AND HEALTH

Chapter 3. Combining the Applied, the Visual and the Medical: Patients Teaching Physicans with Visual Narratives
Richard Chalfen and Michael Rich

Chapter 4. Steps for the Future: HIV / AIDS, Media Activism and Applied Visual Anthropology in Southern Africa
Susan Levine

Chapter 5. Bodywork: Social Somatic Interventions in the Operating Theatres of Invasive Radiology
Christina Lammer

PART III: TOURISM AND HERITAGE

Chapter 6. Look to Learn: A Role for Visual Ethnography in the Elimination of Poverty
Dianne Stadhams

Chapter 7. Archiving 'Heritage', Reconstructing the 'Area': Conducting Audiovisual Ethnography in EU-Sponsored Research
Vassiliki Yiakoumaki

PART IV: CONFLICT AND DISASTER

Chapter 8. Emergency Agents: A Birthing of Incipient Applied Visual Anthropology in the 'Media Invisible' Villages of Western India
Jayasinhji Jhala

Chapter 9. The Hunters Redux: Participatory and Applied Visual Anthropology with the Botswana San
Matthew Durington

Chapter 10. Sharing Anthropology: Collaborative VIdeo Experiences among Maya Film-makers in Post-war Guatemala
Carolos Y. Flores

PART V: COMMUNITY FILM-MAKING AND EMPOWERMENT

Chapter 11. The Rhytm of Our Dreams: A Proposal for an Applied Visual Anthropology
Ana Martínez Perez

Chapter 12. Performing Urban Collectivity: Ethnography of the Production Process of a Community-based Film Project in Brussels
An van. Dienderen

PART VI: INDUSTRY

Chapter 13. Video Ethnography under Industrial Constraints: Observational Techniques and Video Analysis
Werner Sperschneider

Chapter 14. Engaging Our Audience through Photo Stories
Tracey Lovejoy and Nelle Steele

Notes on Contributors
Index

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