Doing Visual Ethnography
- Sarah Pink - Monash University, Australia
- A new Chapter 8 on documentary, followed by a new chapter 9 on interventional visual ethnographies.
- Content on "visual futures", explaining ethnographic techniques such as ‘ethnographies of the possible’ and future-focused design anthropology workshops.
- An updated Chapter 5 on Video ethnography for investigating embodied and sensory experience, with new material on digital materiality and technologies such as the use of Go-Pros, drones and wearable cameras.
Sarah Pink's work has been in the forefront of social research methods for decades. With this revised edition of Doing Visual Ethnography, she builds on her clear and compelling descriptions of how to do visual methods by incorporating discussion of the latest digitised ways of seeing, as well as emphasising the importance of multisensory, participatory and future-oriented approaches. Readers across the humanities and social sciences will find much in this book to intrigue and inspire them.
The fourth edition of Sarah Pink's classic, Doing Visual Ethnography, is a tour de force. On each and every page of this important, wonderfully updated and insightful book, Pink demonstrates - in clear and compelling prose - a profound mastery of the technological, practical, theoretical and ethical intricacies of image-based ethnographic research in contemporary society.
This work is more than the presentation of a how-to set of of visual methodologies. Indeed, Doing Visual Ethnography is nothing less than a sophisticated and comprehensive model for conducting social science research in the 21st century - a gift for present and future ethnographers.
This is an excellent book which I explicitly recommended to students to read. It's very clearly written and contains valuable information on how to use new technologies in visual methods. I will make it an essential reading next time.