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Haunted by images? Ethical moments and anxieties in visual research

Clark, AJ 2013, 'Haunted by images? Ethical moments and anxieties in visual research' , Methodological Innovations Online, 8 (2) , pp. 68-81.

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Abstract

This paper focuses on some of the ethical challenges of working with visual material. I present a reflective discussion of ethical moments in two research projects that made use of visual materials and techniques to demonstrate how research ethics invariably play out differently depending on context and situation. In doing so, a situated ethic offers a useful position from which to address the seeming dissonance between universalist and particularist ethics. However, I argue that situated ethics are not a panacea to the ethical issues raised by visual research but rather enable resolution situated within the contexts they arise. By reflecting on the anxieties and emotions evoked in doing visual research we can begin to see how power, trust and emotion underpin the ethical decisions we are required to make.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Methodological Innovations Online
Publisher: Methodological Innovations Online
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1748-0612
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Funders: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Manchester Interdisciplinary Centre for Research on Aging
Depositing User: AJ Clark
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2015 17:12
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2016 19:29
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/35472

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