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Picturing Research


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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
    1. Picturing Research

      • Claudia Mitchell, Linda Theron, Ann Smith, Jean Stuart
      Pages 1-16
  2. The Drawing’s the Thing

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 17-17
    2. Drawings as Research Method

      • Claudia Mitchell, Linda Theron, Jean Stuart, Ann Smith, Zachariah Campbell
      Pages 19-36
    3. Picturing the Self

      • Kathleen Pithouse
      Pages 37-48
    4. A Positive, African Ethical Approach to Collecting and Interpreting Drawings

      • Linda Theron, Jean Stuart, Claudia Mitchell
      Pages 49-61
    5. Visualising Justice

      • Lara Bober
      Pages 63-76
    6. Lost and Found in Translation

      • Katie MacEntee, Claudia Mitchell
      Pages 89-102
  3. Illustrations from Practice

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 103-103
    2. Drawing on Strengths

      • Macalane Malindi, Linda Theron
      Pages 105-117
    3. Teacher Sexuality Depicted

      • Mathabo Khau
      Pages 119-131
    4. Reading Across and Back

      • Jean Stuart, Ann Smith
      Pages 147-161
    5. How Teacher-Researcher Teams See Their Role in Participatory Research

      • Liesel Ebersöhn, Ronél Ferreira, Bathsheba Mbongwe
      Pages 163-176
    6. Learning Together

      • Naydene de Lange, Claudia Mitchell, Jean Stuart
      Pages 177-189
    7. Drawing the Bigger Picture

      • Eliza M. Govender, Sertanya Reddy
      Pages 191-204
    8. With Pictures and Words I Can Show You

      • Catherine Ann Cameron, Linda Theron
      Pages 205-217
    9. Before the Cameras Roll

      • Claudia Mitchell, Naydene de Lange, Relebohile Moletsane
      Pages 219-231
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 233-244

About this book

Picturing research: drawing as visual methodology offers a timely analysis of the use of drawings in qualitative research. Drawing can be a method in itself, as in the research area of Visual Studies, and also one that complements the use of photography, video, and other visual methodologies. This edited volume is divided into two sections. The first section provides critical commentary on the use of drawings in social science research, addressing such issues of methodology as the politics of working with children and drawing, ethical issues in working with both adults and children, and some of the interpretive considerations. The second section, in its presentation of nine research-based case-studies, illustrates the richness of drawings. Each case study explores participatory research involving drawings that encourages social change, or illustrates participant resilience. These case studies also highlight the various genres of drawings including cartoons and storyboarding. The book draws on community-based research from a wide variety of contexts, most in South Africa, although it also includes work from Rwanda and Lesotho. Given the high rates of HIV&AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, it should not be surprising that many of the chapters take up concerns such as the preparation of teachers and community health workers in the age of AIDS, and the experiences of orphans and vulnerable children. Moving further afield, this book also includes work done with immigrant populations in Canada, and with tribunals in Somalia and Australia. Picturing research is an important resource for novice and experienced researchers interested in employing qualitative methodology that encourages rich (yet low-tech) visible data and that offers a participatory, enabling experience for participants and their communities.

Editors and Affiliations

  • North-West University, South Africa

    Linda Theron

  • McGill University, Canada

    Claudia Mitchell, Ann Smith

  • University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Claudia Mitchell, Jean Stuart

  • University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

    Ann Smith

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Picturing Research

  • Editors: Linda Theron, Claudia Mitchell, Claudia Mitchell, Ann Smith, Ann Smith, Jean Stuart

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  • Publisher: SensePublishers Rotterdam

  • eBook Packages: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: SensePublishers 2011

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-6091-596-3

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 244

  • Topics: Education

Buying options

USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-6091-596-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout