A note to self as much as a post for other people:
- Through Design Fiction (e.g. Zero Hours)
- Through Social Fiction (e.g. Low Fat Love)
- Through Visual Journalism (e.g. Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt)
- Through Visual Biography (e.g. Robert Moses: The Master Builder of New York City)
- Through Graphic Novels (I lack examples of this – I’m also aware the distinction between ‘graphic novels’ and ‘visual biography’ and ‘visual journalism’ may be so fine grained as to be pretty meaningless)
- Through Photography ( e.g. Art Sexual)
- Through Philosophical Biography (e.g. Wittgenstein, The Courtier’s Heretic)
- Through Creative Non-Fiction (e.g. Zeitoun, Venkatesh’s work)
- Through Film (e.g. Rufus Stone)
- Through Theater (e.g. the Fabulous Ruins of Detroit) [thanks Helen!]
- Through Video Games (e.g. Celiac Sam)
- Through Buzzfeed Style Lists (e.g. this)
- Through Walking Tours (e.g. the superb tour of Manhattan given by an urban sociologist at the 2015 Eastern Sociological Society conference)
- Through Podcasted Dialogues (e.g. the Promise of Sociology in 2015)
- Through Filmed Dialogues (e.g. British Sociology since 1945 or this dialogue between Carol Smart and Jeffrey Weeks)
- Through Stand Alone Prezis & Slideshare (e.g. I’ve never given this as a talk in person or intended to)
I’ll expand this properly at a later date when I have more time. Any further examples much appreciated though!
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Thanks for this post. You helped me to understand the changes in the Future of the Ph D in the Humanities and genres of scholarly knowledge production( http://www.humlab.umu.se/en/events/archive/genres-of-scholarly-knowledge-production/) Harvard Press is publishing a dissertation in comics form this month. Too bad these forms aren’t encouraged and taught more in the university.
Theatre: The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit, by Mercilee Jenkins, is a good example. She wrote this up in her 2010 paper of the same name in ‘Qualitative Inquiry’.
How about conversation? Martyn
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Wow, wish I’d known about that event – would have tried very hard to make it!
excellent, thanks Helen!
kind of a given, surely!??
unless you mean ‘conversation’ in a particular sense
Sherio, I’m hoping they will be taught more in future. I’ve just written a book on creative research methods, out on 1 April and primarily aimed at postgraduate research students and early career researchers, which covers many of these techniques: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Creative-Research-Methods-Social-Sciences/dp/1447316274/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1426351057&sr=1-1&keywords=creative+research+methods (Mark, I hope you don’t mind the shameless plug – but it is directly relevant!).
Totally happy to post an advert on sociologicalimagination.org – just send me a blurb 🙂
There might be another… the #goskp2014 still gets some tweets and https://medium.com/genres-of-scholarly-knowledge-production is the page for updates after the conference…maybe an organizer can let you know if another one is planned