Publication
Title
Conceptualising the 'visual essay' as a way of generating and imparting sociological insight : issues, formats and realisations
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Abstract
This article discusses and exemplifies a more visual and expressive way of constructing and presenting sociological insight. It seeks to articulate the specific demands, traits and potentials of the 'visual essay' as a societal and sociological practice and format. In particular it provides some observations, propositions and arguments that may further help to clarify what the visual sociological essay, as an unorthodox scholarly product, might entail and what place it should acquire in broader scholarly discourse. This theoretical discussion is accompanied by excerpts of concrete visual essays of both scholarly and non-scholarly origin. These examples help to show some of the basic strengths of this format which attempts to play out the synergy of the distinct forms of expression that are combined: images, words, layout and design, adding up to a scientifically informed statement.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Sociological research online / University of Surrey. - Guildford
Publication
Guildford : 2012
ISSN
1360-7804
Volume/pages
17:1(2012), p. 1-11
Article Reference
1
ISI
000306903700001
Medium
E-only publicatie
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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Creation 09.10.2012
Last edited 30.05.2017
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