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Photography as a Social Research Method

Authors: Langmann, Sten, Pick, David

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  • ​Highlights both the theoretical foundations and practical applications of research photography
  • Introduces the different domains of research photography. 
  • Focuses strongly on the theoretical and practical ethical concerns in research photography
  • Offers example-based teaching using photographs from research projects to illustrate genres, deconstruction and analysis, and presentation
  • Provides guidance to readers, from the initial steps to the final published work
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About this book

This book focuses on photography within the social research field, building a solid foundation for photography as a social research method and describing different techniques and applications of photo research. It provides a comprehensive approach to research photography, from preparation and the ethical considerations that need to be understood prior to going into the field, to collecting data, analysis and preparing research for publication. It also introduces artistic genres of photography to help readers with the choices they make when pursuing photographic research and as a reminder that when collecting photographs that they are in fact producing art. The ethical issues examined place a new focus on dignity and considerations of participant anonymity and recognition, informed consent, working with vulnerable groups, unequal power relationships and possible intervention. Combining preparation and ethics, it examines how best to collect and take good photographs, and explores the practical issues of stigma and introduces Verstaendnis (german: understanding) to aid researchers in the field. Subsequently, the book discusses the different photo-analytical approaches for researchers and provides examples of how to analyse photographs using the different techniques. Lastly, it offers guidelines, with examples, for researchers wanting to publish their work.

About the authors

Sten Langmann completed his PhD at Curtin University in Western Australia in 2014. His main research focus is on knowledge sharing for development and how development organisations which are engaged in knowledge clusters can help people to build capacities. Further research interests include the use of photography as useful and viable data collection method. In addition, Sten also has undertaken research into developing a new approach to training evaluation in HRM.     
David Pick is an Associate Professor in the School of Management at Curtin University. Since gaining his PhD in 2003, he has published research in social policy in a variety of contexts including the North West of Australia, Bhutan and Myanmar. In addition to an interest in visual research methods, he has also undertaken research into the use of fictional narratives in understanding organizations.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Research Photography Is…

    Pages 1-31

    Langmann, Sten (et al.)

  • Photography as an Art-Based Research Method

    Pages 33-55

    Langmann, Sten (et al.)

  • Ethical Considerations in Photography as a Research Method

    Pages 57-83

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  • Research Photography in the Field

    Pages 85-102

    Langmann, Sten (et al.)

  • Photographic Analysis

    Pages 103-131

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eBook 74,96 €
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-7277-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-3932-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Photography as a Social Research Method
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-7279-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-7279-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-7277-2
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-3932-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 167
Number of Illustrations
46 b/w illustrations
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