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The SAGE handbook of visual research methods.


The SAGE handbook of visual research methods.

Ed. by Eric Margolis and Luc Pauwels.



754 pages




How we see, how we're seen, and how we communicate through the sense of sight--all are under the purview of visual research; and such research has crossed disciplinary lines and has given rise to numerous perspectives in recent decades. This handbook brings together a diverse compendium of essays addressing theory, methodology, avenues of investigation, and applications in various disciplines. Thirty-seven contributions frame the field of visual research and discuss the production of visual data (e.g. filmmaking in anthropology, photography in landscape research, rephotography for documenting social change); participatory and subject-centered approaches; analytical frameworks (e.g. visual semiotics and picture ads), approaches to making sense of historic photographs); and visualization technologies and practices, among other topics. Color illustrations are available at a companion website Editors Margolis (Hugh Downs School of Human Communication) and Pauwels (visual culture, U. of Antwerp, The Netherlands) are president and vice president, respectively, of the International Visual Sociology Association.

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