By Stephen Parkin
Exploring the price of images and video as valid types of social enquiry, An utilized visible Sociology: Picturing damage relief constitutes a guidebook for engaging in utilized visible sociology inside overall healthiness similar or social technological know-how study tasks, offering an entire account of the visible learn trip and providing a confirmed template for undertaking theoretically-driven, sociologically-informed research.Against the heritage of the starting to be acclaim for visible tools, this publication is going past utilizing pictures for illustrative and descriptive reasons, to stress the significance of sociological, epistemological and analytical thought, including equipment of information assortment and the presentation of pictures for utilized reasons. As such, An utilized visible Sociology: Picturing damage aid deals a template for contemplating visible facts as utilized examine, delivering a whole account of the way during which visible equipment can tell examine and particular interventions, including possibilities for college kids and practitioners to think about utilized visible sociology in a sequence of useful or self-study projects .It will accordingly charm not just to scholars and researchers enthusiastic about social and health-related qualitative study, or these trying to behavior cutting edge visible tasks in the social sciences, but additionally to students attracted to examine equipment, visible ethnography and damage relief techniques to drug use.
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That is, the researcher makes explicit the research agenda (aims, objectives, purpose and intended outcomes) as well as any criteria involving the use, reuse and dissemination of visual data generated that directly involves participation from (or representation of) the respondent. In an applied visual sociology the provision of a verbal/written statement that outlines the above obligations, expectations and requirements of the researcher/respondent will also characterise this aspect of ‘obtaining consent’.
Nevertheless, despite this rapid expansion, the criticisms outlined by Ball and Smith (1992) relating to the ‘visual’ in sociology remain valid over two decades after they were initially raised. Namely, photographic materials typically remain ‘under-analysed, generally serving as little more than illustrative devices’ (Ball and Smith 1992, 12). Within those studies that prioritise data as illustration, it could be argued that the disciplinary visuality of sociology has been overlooked in preference for work that may be comparable to a form of academic reportage or sociological-journalism (Becker 1996).
As such, this chapterÂ€ aims to introduce the reader to some of the key issues that form the underlying, and central, tenets of harm reduction as applied intervention in ‘real world’ settings. In the following sections, harm reduction is defined and its rationale, practice and principles are made explicit. Other sections summarise the political origins of harm reduction and the various modes of standardised, often internationally recognised, intervention. Perhaps most significantly (in the context of this study of street-based injecting environments), this chapterÂ€concludes with an overview of what constitutes ‘safer’ injecting drug use from a harm reduction perspective.
An Applied Visual Sociology: Picturing Harm Reduction by Stephen Parkin