A Guide to Imagework: Imagination-Based Research Methods / Edition 1

A Guide to Imagework: Imagination-Based Research Methods / Edition 1

by Iain Edgar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415235375

ISBN-13: 9780415235372

Pub. Date: 07/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Guide to Imagework is the first book to introduce a pioneering new methodology for social sciences research: the use of imaginative, experiential 'imagework' practices such as visualisation, dreamwork and gestalt. Originating in group counselling and psychological therapy, imagework techniques explore participants' imaginative resources to reveal implicit and explicit…  See more details below

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Guide to Imagework is the first book to introduce a pioneering new methodology for social sciences research: the use of imaginative, experiential 'imagework' practices such as visualisation, dreamwork and gestalt. Originating in group counselling and psychological therapy, imagework techniques explore participants' imaginative resources to reveal implicit and explicit knowledge about identity, belief, culture and society. They are ideal for exploring emotional states and for accessing rich qualitative data about how individuals and cultures function. Iain R. Edgar, a leading expert on ethnographic method, has condensed top-level research theory on imagework into this manual which demonstrates how imagework can be used in a variety of research contexts. Complete with case studies and exercises, guidance on ethics and methods, and discussion of imagework's potential within qualitative research disciplines, it is an ideal starting point for any imagework project.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415235372
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Series:
ASA Research Methods Series
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1Defining the imagework method6
2'Imaginary fields' and the qualitative research domain12
3Dreaming as ethnographic research42
4Methodological issues in dreamwork and imagework groups : a case-study approach60
5Amplifying the data through groupwork methods or making 'sense' out of 'nonsense'81
6Charting ethnographic dreaming119
7Ethical and practice issues132
8Conclusion138

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