Download An Applied Visual Sociology: Picturing Harm Reduction by Stephen Parkin PDF

By Stephen Parkin

Exploring the worth of images and video as valid varieties of social enquiry, An utilized visible Sociology: Picturing damage relief constitutes a guidebook for accomplishing utilized visible sociology inside future health similar or social technology examine initiatives, supplying a whole account of the visible learn trip and featuring a proven template for accomplishing theoretically-driven, sociologically-informed research.Against the history of the starting to be approval for visible equipment, this booklet is going past utilizing pictures for illustrative and descriptive reasons, to stress the significance of sociological, epistemological and analytical thought, including tools 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 info as utilized examine, delivering a whole account of the style within which visible tools can tell examine and particular interventions, including possibilities for college students and practitioners to think about utilized visible sociology in a chain of useful or self-study projects .It will consequently attraction not just to scholars and researchers fascinated about social and health-related qualitative learn, or these trying to behavior leading edge visible tasks in the social sciences, but additionally to students drawn to learn equipment, visible ethnography and damage aid methods to drug use.

Show description

Read or Download An Applied Visual Sociology: Picturing Harm Reduction PDF

Best health policy books

Managing Chronic Conditions: Experience in Eight Countries

One of many maximum demanding situations dealing with health and wellbeing structures within the twenty first century is the necessity to deal with the turning out to be burden of persistent ailments that are advanced and require a long term, multifaceted reaction. This ebook examines the healthiness procedure reaction to this emerging burden in 8 international locations: Denmark, England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Australia and Canada.

Priority Setting Toolkit: Guide to the Use of Economics in Healthcare Decision Making

This paintings presents a consultant to how economics can be utilized to control shortage of assets in wellbeing and fitness providers. It outlines the foundations of economics in a non-technical demeanour, ahead of happening to deal with the problems of the way to use the rules in everyday future health companies administration.

AIDS and Governance (Global Health)

The political impression of HIV/AIDS varies significantly and is hard to map. States depend upon how governments decide to deal with the political implications of HIV and AIDS, either the consequences stemming from the erosions of its personal skill, in addition to these stemming from their altering courting either nationally in addition to across the world.

Remaking the American Patient: How Madison Avenue and Modern Medicine Turned Patients into Consumers

In a piece that spans the 20 th century, Nancy Tomes questions the popular--and principally unexamined--idea that during order to get reliable health and wellbeing care, humans needs to discover ways to store for it. Remaking the yank sufferer explores the results of the shopper economic climate and American drugs having come of age at the exact same time.

Additional resources for An Applied Visual Sociology: Picturing Harm Reduction

Sample text

More specifically, the ‘ethnographicness’ of the image and data do not exist. In order to comprehend this methodological paradox, one perhaps needs reminding that the interpretation of the relevant visual data involved a western speaker discussing and critiquing culturally situated activity located in an eastern setting. Accordingly, the so-called ‘naming and shaming’ responses were situated within the speaker’s own western, philosophical and cultural tradition in which the actions were viewed ethnocentrically, logocentrically and from an antithetical cultural viewpoint to those women whose heads had been covered as part of a shaming ritual.

In this tradition, knowledge and wisdom (and their producers) are open to challenge, subject to change and are topics of never-ending debate and/or contestation. Indeed, as Lloyd notes, the requisite of argument (and being able to defend a particular view in the face of hostile challenge) within this tradition seeks to enhance ‘prestige’ (not ‘respect’) of an individual’s academic/philosophical stance within a particular ‘school’ of thought. It is due to these diametrically opposed philosophical traditions associated with western and eastern cultures, that visual data from the latter cannot necessarily be used to contextualise and interpret culturally-similar phenomena situated in the former.

Furthermore, both bodies generally advocate achieving these particular aims with a range of related and relevant intervention. However, significant and meaningful differences between the two definitions may be noted in the use of the term ‘comprehensive interventions’ by WHO. Whilst this term may be open to wider subjective interpretation, this author interprets this to include ‘treatment’ options for drug dependency. In contrast, and as noted by IHRA (2013), ‘the majority of people who use drugs do not need treatment’.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.13 of 5 – based on 30 votes