By Stephen Parkin
Exploring the worth of images and video as valid varieties of social enquiry, An utilized visible Sociology: Picturing damage aid constitutes a guidebook for engaging in utilized visible sociology inside well-being similar or social technology examine initiatives, offering an entire account of the visible examine trip and featuring a established template for carrying out theoretically-driven, sociologically-informed research.Against the history of the transforming into acclaim for visible tools, this e-book is going past utilizing pictures for illustrative and descriptive reasons, to emphasize the significance of sociological, epistemological and analytical conception, including equipment of knowledge assortment and the presentation of pictures for utilized reasons. As such, An utilized visible Sociology: Picturing damage relief deals a template for contemplating visible info as utilized examine, delivering a whole account of the style during which visible equipment can tell examine and particular interventions, including possibilities for college kids and practitioners to contemplate utilized visible sociology in a chain of functional or self-study initiatives .It will accordingly attraction not just to scholars and researchers inquisitive about social and health-related qualitative examine, or these trying to behavior leading edge visible tasks in the social sciences, but in addition to students attracted to examine equipment, visible ethnography and damage relief ways to drug use.
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In this study, photo-elicitation was not a chosen technique adopted by the author to reflect the social realities of street-based injecting. org (accessed: 11 July 2013) 18 An Applied Visual Sociology: Picturing Harm Reduction means of informing interview schedules and recreating lived-experiences of druginjecting episodes in street-based settings. Nevertheless, in this study, no cameras were issued to any research respondent for the purposes of generating data and no visual data generated by the author were shown to, or shared with, respondents/ participants during fieldwork.
2005). It is also perhaps necessary to recognise that other groups/individuals, in other countries, during the same time period, were also involved in similar intervention. For example, Friedman et al. (2004) refer to drug user activities in New York City, Brazil and Central Asia, in which they contend that autonomous (and illegal) acts of harm reduction may have assisted in limiting the spread of HIV. For these reasons, Friedman et al. term street-based harm reduction activities as a form of ‘peer intravention’, in which ‘prevention activities are conducted by and sustained through ongoing actions of members of communities at risk’ (of harm) (Friedman et al.
In this study of street-based injecting drug use, content analysis of injecting environments visually recorded by the author did take place. However, this did not involve the objective enumeration of items within photographic images that typify content analysis per se. Instead, and as will be noted in Chapters 4–8, a methodological flexibility occurred that involved a more epistemological quantification (that prioritised the content analysis of physical features pertaining to socio-spatial, drug-related harm reduction/production) alongside ontological interpretation (critical realism and the relationship between structure/agency) of over 400 environments that were affected by regular episodes of street-based injecting drug use.
An Applied Visual Sociology: Picturing Harm Reduction by Stephen Parkin