Participatory Visual Methodologies

Social Change, Community and Policy

by Claudia Mitchell, Naydene De Lange, Relebohile Moletsane

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  • 9781473947306
  • 9781526416100
  • 9781526416087

This book demonstrates how data from participatory visual methods can take people and communities beyond ideological engagement, initiating new conversations and changing perspectives, policy debates, and policy development. These methods include, for example, photo-voice, participatory video, drawing/mapping, and digital storytelling.

Organised around a series of tools that have been used across health, education, environmental, and sociological research, Participatory Visual Methodologies illustrates how to maintain participant engagement in decision-making, navigate critical issues around ethics, track policies, and maximize the potential of longitudinal studies. Tools discussed include:

  • Pedagogical screenings
  • Digital dialogue devices
  • Upcycling and ‘speaking back’ interventions
  • Participant-led policy briefs

An authoritative and accessible guide to how participatory visual methods and arts-based methods can influence social change, this book will help any postgraduate researcher looking to contribute to policy dialogue.


  • SAGE Publications; September 2017
  • ISBN: 9781526416100
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Participatory Visual Methodologies
  • Author: Claudia Mitchell; Naydene De Lange; Relebohile Moletsane
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781473947306
  • 9781526416100
  • 9781526416087

In The Press

This powerful book brings together rich insights from participatory visual studies, reflexivity, and audience studies--a must for anyone wishing to engage in meaningful participatory research.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781473947306
  • 9781526416100
  • 9781526416087