Book Launch: Participatory Visual and Digital Methods

  • Date:
    Apr 17 2013
    05:00pm to 05:00pm
    Gordon Hall, Atrium, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

    The Center for Public Policy and Administration will host a book launch party to celebrate the publication of Participatory Visual and Digital Methods by Aline Gubrium, Assistant Professor of Community Health Education and Krista Harper, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Public Policy.

    In the book Gubrium and Harper describe how to conduct an ethnographic study that engages subjects by using visual and digital methodologies. This new volume shows how technologies such as PhotoVoice, digital storytelling, geographic information systems, digital archives, and film and video can dramatically change the traditional relationship between academic researchers and the community. Harper and Gubrium argue that by using participatory technology and methods, the research process can be more democratic, inclusive and visually appealing.