A stunning collection of cutting-edge essays which brings together the leading scholars in visual research. Clearly structured, and written in an engaging and accessible style throughout, this invigorating work will be the 'must have' text for teachers and students of `the visual' across the arts, humanities and social sciences.
- Elaine Campbell, Reader in Criminology, Newcastle University
This is a book about research that takes the challenge of the internet seriously, that rises above disciplinary difference and points to new directions for social research.
- Rob Walker, Emeritus Professor, University of East Anglia
This innovative book examines and introduces cutting edge visual methods in social research.
It explores the development of visual methodology as a field of interdisciplinary and post-disciplinary practice spanning scholarly and applied concerns. Positioned at the innovative edge of theory and practice in contemporary visual research, Pink's engaging book goes beyond the methods, ideas and fields of practice outlined in existing texts and handbooks.
This book examines:
-How new theoretical and methodological engagements are developing and emerging in research practice;
-the impact new approaches are having on the types of knowledge visual research produces and critiques;
-the ways visual research intersects with new media;
-and the implications for social and cultural research, scholarship and intervention.
This book will be essential reading for any student or researcher thinking of using visual methods in their own research.
Sarah Pink is Professor of Social Sciences at Loughborough University.
What is distinctive about Sarah Pink’s Advances in Visual Methodology is the attempt to establish visual methodology as an interdisciplinary field of practice, while recognizing the interconnectedness of theory, technology and methods. [...] By advancing a process perspective, Pink and colleagues suggest that visual methodology is co-constructed in the research encounter, and constantly re-shaped in the everyday practices of researchers. But the foremost merit of this book consists of drawing connections between theoretical and technological developments, in such a way as to trace possible routes for visual methodology to bring forward new types of knowledge.