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Articles tagged with: John Grady

13
January
2014

Exploring Society Visually

John Grady

A collection of fifteen visual essays and slideshows prepared for three textbook in introductory sociology for W.W. Norton.

24
November
2013

Why We Should Take Advertisements Seriously

John Grady

Why We Should Take Advertisements Seriously

Advertisements are important social and cultural documents. A representative sample often reflects a society’s concerns and values as accurately as well-executed surveys do. But how is this possible? 

18
July
2013

Tough Gun Legislation: It’s just a matter of time… but don’t hold your breath

John Grady and Karen McCormack

Tough Gun Legislation: It’s just a matter of time… but don’t hold your breath

After the tragic shooting in Newtown last December that killed twenty children, regulating gun ownership became a topic of hot debate across the country… at least for a while anyway.

13
July
2013

Visual Methods at the Crossroads

John Grady

Visual Methods at the Crossroads

This article is published with the online journal "Forum: Qualitative Social Research"

Visual research methods in the social sciences are at a crossroads. They currently occupy a specialized niche in a restricted range of qualitative research. They should be re-imagined in collaboration with more traditional modes of social scientific inquiry and contribute to the development of a more well-rounded understanding of human social development...

Read the complete entry at: http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/article/view/1173/2618

13
July
2013

Becoming a Visual Sociologist

John Grady

Becoming a Visual Sociologist

Here is an article I wrote and posted for Wheaton College's Sociology Department:

The classroom is remarably suited to a step by step introduction of visual materials into the curriculum. Properly managed this process can also function as an exhilarating apprenticeship in learning how to make images competently, interpret them responsibly, and display them effectively, resulting in a more robust sociology...

Read the complete article at: http://wheatoncollege.edu/faculty/files/2012/06/VISUAL_SOCIOLOGIST.pdf

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