Participatory visual methods: exploring young people’s identities, hopes and feelings

BARLEY, Ruth and RUSSELL, Lisa (2018). Participatory visual methods: exploring young people’s identities, hopes and feelings. Ethnography and education, 14 (2), 223-241.

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Using visual ethnography as a participatory method that places children’s and young people’s everyday experiences at the centre of research is discussed in this paper. The strengths and challenges of using participatory visual methods as a way of eliciting the thoughts, feelings and identities of young people within various education and training contexts in England are presented through the reflection of two ethnographies’ that encouraged the use of participatory visual techniques to facilitate the gathering of data. Participatory visual approaches capture meaningful child-centred and child-generated perspectives of their everyday lives in situ (Oh 2012). The participatory visual method is a powerful instrument within the plethora of methods available to the ethnographer. By offering reflexive accounts of doing ethnography in an unobtrusive and child respectful way the power of ethnography is revealed via its versatility.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Visual ethnography, participatory research, children, young people, education,
Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities > Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics
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Page Range: 223-241
Depositing User: Ruth Barley
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2018 15:55
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 03:38

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