University of Hertfordshire

Visual identities: choreographies of gaze, body movement and speech in mother-midwife interaction

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  • H. Lomax
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVisual Methods in Psychology
Subtitle of host publicationUsing and Interpreting Images in Qualitative Research
EditorsPaula Reavey
ISBN (Print)0415483484, 978-0415483483
Publication statusPublished - 2011


This texts demonstrates the potential for the use of visual methods in psychology. The chapters discuss theoretical, methodological, and ethical themes which influence how visual qualitative research is conducted in psychology. Each author encourages understanding of experience and subjectivity through photography, documentary film-making, drawing, internet media, model making, walking and map drawing, video recording and collages. These authors use different theories to interpret their data, such as narrative psychology, personal construct theory, discursive psychology, conversation analysis, phenomenology and psychoanalysis, and define how these ways of exploring data contribute to current social and psychological theories. There are also features on qualitative research, such as interview, ethnographic notes, diaries, focus group discussions and naturalistic conversation. The spectrum of topics covered includes sexuality, embodiment, identity, interpersonal communication, group processes, child development, forensic psychology, race, and gender, making this text invaluable to studies of psychology.


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