A Delegate’s Perspective: Review of the Second International Visual Research Methods Conference 13-15 September 2011

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Dawn Iisa Mannay

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The Second International Visual Research Methods Conference was interdisciplinary, innovative, questioning and poignant; therefore when approached by Visual Methodologies to provide a review, I was pleased to accept the invitation. Firstly, it provided an opportunity to revisit the experience of the conference; and its ideas, techniques and concepts. Secondly, being part of the inaugural publication of this post-disciplinary visual journal resonated well with the collaborative ethos of the conference; and I expect to see many conference papers as forthcoming contributions to Visual Methodologies. Unfortunately, I could not report on all of the sessions, exhibitions and films; at best the review is selective and subjective. However, my review should offer an insight into the valuable methodological, ethical and theoretical contributions generated by the event.

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Mannay, D. (2012). A Delegate’s Perspective: Review of the Second International Visual Research Methods Conference 13-15 September 2011. Visual Methodologies, 1(1), 1-V11. https://doi.org/10.7331/vm.v1i1.8
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Author Biography

Dawn Iisa Mannay, Cardiff University

Biographical Note: Dawn Mannay is a doctoral student in her last year of an ESRC funded position at Cardiff University’s School of Social Sciences, Wales, UK. Her research interests revolve around class, education, gender, geography, inequality and visual research methods; and her current research explores the gendered and classed processes of social and cultural reproduction, relationship cultures and identity formation, through a focus on mothers and daughters in working-class families resident in a marginalised, urban housing area.

Recent Publications:

Mannay, D. 2010. Making the familiar strange: Can visual research methods render the familiar setting more perceptible? Qualitative Research, 10 (1), 91-111.

Mannay, D. 2011. Taking refuge in the branches of a guava tree: the difficulty of retaining consenting and non-consenting participants’ confidentiality as an indigenous researcher. Qualitative Inquiry, 17 (10), 962-964.

Mannay, D. 2012. (forthcoming)The permeating presence of past domestic and familial violence: So like I’d never let anyone hit me but I’ve hit them, and I shouldn’t have done In J. Ribbens McCarthy, Hooper, C. and Gillies, V. Family Troubles? Exploring Changes and Challenges in the Family Lives of Children and Young People. Bristol: Policy Press.

References

Fink, J. (2012 forthcoming) 'Walking the neighbourhood, seeing the small details of community life: reflections from a photography walking tour' Critical Social Policy, 32 (1).

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Lomax, H.; Fink, J.; Singh, N and High, C. (2011) The politics of performance: methodological challenges of researching children's experiences of childhood through the lens of participatory video International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 14 (3) 231 – 243 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13645579.2011.563622

Mannay, D. 2010. Making the familiar strange: Can visual research methods render the familiar setting more perceptible? Qualitative Research, 10 (1), 91-111.
http://qrj.sagepub.com/content/10/1/91.abstract

Mannay, D. 2011. Taking refuge in the branches of a guava tree: the difficulty of retaining consenting and non-consenting participants’ confidentiality as an indigenous researcher. Qualitative Inquiry, 17 (10), 962-964. http://qix.sagepub.com/content/17/10/962.abstract

Rose, G. 2010. Doing family photography: the domestic, the public and the politics of sentiment Farnham: Ashgate.