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Using Photographs in Social and Historical Research

Using Photographs in Social and Historical Research

  • Penny Tinkler - University of Manchester, UK, The University of Manchester, UK

March 2013 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Sophisticated, original and comprehensive, this book investigates photographic research practices and the conceptual and theoretical issues that underpin them.

Using international case studies and 'behind the scenes' interviews, Penny Tinkler sets out research practices and explores the possibilities, and challenges, of working with different methods and photographic sources.

The book guides the reader through all aspects of doing photographic research including practical issues and ethical considerations. Key topics include:

- Working with images

- Generating photos in research

- Managing large archives and digital databases

- Reviewing personal photos

- Photo-elicitation interviews

Written in a clear, accessible style, this dynamic book is essential reading for students and researchers working with photographs in history and the social sciences.

Getting Started: Using Photos in Research
Image Work: Five Lines of Enquiry
Studying Found Photos
Autobiographical Methods
Researching Photographic Practices
Archives and Digital Resources
Generating Photos: Researcher
Generating Photos: Research Participants
Photo-interviews: Listening to Talk about Photos
Ethical Issues and Legalities

It is brilliant to have a whole book that is focused entirely on the use of photographs and photo images. This book will serve to generate new research about photo practices.
Claudia Mitchell
McGill University

This textbook is a valuable addition to a course on qualitative research.

Dr Denise Lewis
Human Development and Family Science, University Of Georgia
August 13, 2014

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