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Towards a visual social psychology of identity and representation: photographing the self, weaving the family in a multicultural British community

Howarth, Caroline (2011) Towards a visual social psychology of identity and representation: photographing the self, weaving the family in a multicultural British community. In: Reavey, Paula, (ed.) Visual Methods in Psychology: Using and Interpreting IMAges in Qualitative Research. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK. ISBN 9780415483483

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Abstract

This comprehensive volume provides an unprecedented illustration of the potential for visual methods in psychology. Each chapter explores the set of theoretical, methodological, as well as ethical and analytical issues that shape the ways in which visual qualitative research is conducted in psychology. Using a variety of forms of visual data, including photography, documentary film-making, drawing, internet media, model making, walking and map drawing, video recording and collages, each author endeavors to broaden the scope for understanding experience and subjectivity, using visual qualitative methods. The contributors to this volume work within a variety of traditions to inform the interpretations they form of their data, including narrative psychology, personal construct theory, discursive psychology and conversation analysis, phenomenology and psychoanalysis. Each addresses how a particular visual approach has contributed to existing social and psychological theory in their topic area, as well as clearly outlining how they carried out their specific research project. The contributors draw on qualitative sources of verbal data, such as spoken interview, ethnographic notes, diaries, focus group discussions and naturalistic conversation alongside their use of visual material...

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://www.routledge.com/
Additional Information: © 2011 Taylor & Francis
Library of Congress subject classification: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Departments > Social Psychology
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 09 May 2011 14:28
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/35987/

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