More visualising, more methodologies: on video, reflexivity and qualitative research

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This article was conceived as a response to Ruth HoUiday's article published in The Sociological Review in 2001 (48 (4): 503-22) 'We've been framed: visualising methodology'. Whilst recognising that HoUiday's work makes both an important
contribution to her substantive area and describes an innovative use of video in qualitative research, her critique of visual anthropology as a discipline that uses reflexivity as a muse to hide its positivist truth quest has some serious problems that need to be redressed. Here I shall draw from existing work to discuss how reflexivity has been a key theme in the development of visual anthropology since the latter part of the twentieth century.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)586-599
Number of pages14
JournalSociological Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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