Images of Information: Still Photography in the Social Sciences

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SAGE Publications, Dec 1, 1979 - Social Science - 308 pages
Sixteen professionals examine the ways in which photography can best be used as a social science tool -- to elicit interviewee responses, to preserve information, to present data that can be meaningfully analyzed. The very real problem of ambiguity in visual images is faced; the use of camera technology to uncover the way other cultures see the world is considered; techniques of content analysis are discussed. An exciting new development in the social sciences thus begins to establish its parameters and disciplines. Illustrated with photographs.

'It is a book which is pleasant to read and to those who would use cameras in their work it offers enticing examples of intriguing things to do with photographs.' -- Information Des

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Contents

Preface by Howard S Becker
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Research Applications
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THE BEAUTY RITUAL
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