Gillian Rose’s Visual Methodologies

Over at her website, Professor Rose recently announced the availability of Visual Methodologies (third edition). She writes:

The opening chapter’s discussion of theorisations of visual culture has been thoroughly reworked and now discusses things digital and affective; there’s lots of new examples throughout the book, plus much more discussion of using visual images as part of your research method; and it’s also now in colour.  I hope it’s as useful as the previous one seems to have been.

I haven’t yet had a chance to explore her work but it’s near the top of my “to-read” list.

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2 Responses to Gillian Rose’s Visual Methodologies

  1. alex2 says:

    K, I did a quick assessment of that book at some point and found it a bit undergrad textbook-ish – but thought it looked like a good introduction. Never got around to looking at it again. Her Feminism and Geography I thought great (although haven’t read that really either) – very clearly lays out the positions of those she’s drawing on and critiquing, and why the feminist critique is an epistemological one. For a taste of that check out her review of Soja and Harvey, written about the same time (also on that, Doreen Massey’s “Flexible Sexism” if you haven’t read it). I get the idea that around then, early 90s, these feminist perspectives started to be more generally incorporated in geography (although IANAG). By Soja himself for one.

    * Feminism and Geography: The Limits of Geographical Knowledge (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1993)

    * [untitled book review] Edward W. Soja, Postmodern Geographies: the Reassertion of Space in Critical Social Theory; David Harvey, the Condition of Postmodernity: An Enquiry into the Origins of Cultural Change],” Journal of Historical Geography, January 1991

  2. I’ve heard good things about Feminism & Geog too but didn’t know about the book reviews. I’ve read both the Soja & Harvey but would be interested in hearing her opinion.

    Come back to our reading group next quarter! We’re reading Aristotle.

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