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Inequalities and images: insights for policy and practice

Fink, Janet and Lomax, Helen (2012). Inequalities and images: insights for policy and practice. Critical Social Policy, 32(1) pp. 3–10.

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Abstract

Drawing upon a growing interest in the impact of visual culture and the use of visual data within the health and social sciences, the introduction to this interdisciplinary collection of papers examines what visual meth¬odologies and visual ‘evidence’ can bring to the study of social inequali¬ties. It sets out the specific contributions by authors in order to identify their different methodological approaches, theoretical interests and ana¬lytical concerns and to explore the implications and possibilities of their visual methodologies for those researching and working in the policy arena. With a particular emphasis on the dialogues between context, text and image, the paper highlights the insights generated by the collection into the forms and experiences of inequality that have shaped and continue to shape societies, communities, families and individual lives. It also sug¬gests how the visual might contribute to extending understanding of the ways social inequalities are imagined, constituted and reinforced.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Authors
ISSN: 0261-0183
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetRES-451-26-0722-AESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
Keywords: context; interpretation; policy; social inequalities; visual methods
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Social Policy and Criminology
Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 31050
Depositing User: Helen Lomax
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2012 10:31
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2014 20:35
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/31050
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