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Visual Methodologies and Latino Cultural Studies: Implications for the Sociology of Education

  • Uliano ContiEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-532-7_526-1


In many academic contexts, from anthropology to sociology, from urbanology to semiotics, many attempts have been made to understand social dynamics with regard to what people observe around them. Advertising, mass media, social networks, photographic archives, family photograph albums, Polaroid, smartphones, and graffiti act on human relations and contribute in defining the sociocultural panorama which surrounds persons (Simmel 1908).

This section proposes the elements that compose visual methodology, defining the area of application in relationship to Latino cultural identities and illustrating research techniques with which the researcher can approach this sector. The ways in which social investigation is enriched by the use of visual methods are presented, which consist of every collection and analysis technique that uses images. The term visual methodology can be traced back to the scientific field of visual sociology, which in literature can be variously understood as...


Material Culture Emotional Energy Visual Sociology Photo Album Interaction Ritual 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of PerugiaPerugiaItaly