Gubrium, Harper Co-Edit New Book on Participatory Visual and Digital Research

Aline Gubrium, associate professor of community health education, and Krista Harper, associate professor of anthropology and public policy, with Marty Otañez, assistant professor of cultural anthropology at the University of Colorado Denver, are the co-editors of “Participatory Visual and Digital Research in Action,” to be released this month by Left Coast Press.

This companion book to Gubrium and Harper’s “Participatory Visual and Digital Methods” collects original articles that illustrate how anthropologists, sociologists, geographers and public health researchers use innovative visual and digital research techniques in the field. The book surveys how researchers apply these methods on the ground, offering diverse applications of participatory visual and digital research projects in health care, environmental policy, urban planning, education and youth development, and heritage management.

The 16 chapters include digital storytelling, PhotoVoice, community-based filmmaking, participatory mapping and GIS, and participatory digital archival research; provide a portfolio of model research projects for researchers who wish to collaborate on community-based studies; and appeala to an audience across social science, heritage, health, education, and social service fields.

An open-access “Participatory Visual and Digital Research in Action” companion website offers readers additional information on each chapter and contributor.

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