By Stephen Parkin
Exploring the worth of images and video as valid kinds of social enquiry, An utilized visible Sociology: Picturing damage aid constitutes a guidebook for carrying out utilized visible sociology inside future health comparable or social technology learn initiatives, supplying an entire account of the visible examine trip and offering a demonstrated template for accomplishing theoretically-driven, sociologically-informed research.Against the heritage of the becoming approval for visible equipment, this publication is going past utilizing images for illustrative and descriptive reasons, to emphasize the significance of sociological, epistemological and analytical thought, including equipment of knowledge assortment and the presentation of pictures for utilized reasons. As such, An utilized visible Sociology: Picturing damage relief deals a template for contemplating visible facts as utilized learn, offering a whole account of the way during which visible tools can tell study and particular interventions, including possibilities for college kids and practitioners to think about utilized visible sociology in a chain of useful or self-study initiatives .It will as a result allure not just to scholars and researchers serious about social and health-related qualitative examine, or these trying to behavior cutting edge visible tasks in the social sciences, but additionally to students drawn to examine equipment, visible ethnography and damage aid techniques to drug use.
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For these reasons Reavey appears to confirm the view that the visual (within psychology) ‘has traditionally been given the status of a naïve or more simplistic form of communication’ (2011, xxvii). ). With these limitations in mind, it should be noted that the vignette described in the Introduction of this book occurred within a psychology seminar in the relevant anonymous university setting (and perhaps assists in confirmation of the naïve and under-developed disciplinary visuality suggested above).
4 Nevertheless, to illustrate how content analysis may be applied to visual studies of cultural phenomena in attempts to make conclusive statements of the social world, one may refer to Robinson’s (1976) visual study of men’s facial hair and a similar inquiry of conditions noted within ‘hospital’ settings during the nineteenth century by Dowdall and Golden (1989). Both of these studies involved a retrospective analysis of photographs from which the respective authors were able to draw conclusions pertaining to particular cultural conditions as a result of quantifying visual consistencies and shared features observed within the relevant datasets.
Perhaps most significantly (in the context of this study of street-based injecting environments), this chapterÂ€concludes with an overview of what constitutes ‘safer’ injecting drug use from a harm reduction perspective. Harm Reduction Defined Throughout this book, the term ‘harm reduction’ follows the definitions provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO 2005) and the International Harm Reduction Association (IHRA 2010). Namely: In public health, harm reduction is used to describe a concept aiming to prevent or reduce negative health consequences associated with certain behaviours.
An Applied Visual Sociology: Picturing Harm Reduction by Stephen Parkin