Ethnography and flux: theory and epistemology in construction research 4. Introduction: ethnographic research in the construction Industry Part 1: Ethnographic Approaches to Construction Research 2. It is surprising therefore, that the sector and its working practices remain so under-theorised. His publications reflect a strong interest in the social shaping of technology, workplace studies, ethnographic interventions, construction sociology and the sociology of the family. Building contacts: the trials, tribulations and translations of an ethnographic researcher in construction 3. Chapter eight addresses the timely topic of digital media in the research process. I found both chapters interesting and worthwhile.
Copyright c 2002 Laurie Mullen This work is licensed under a. Dylan Tutt is a Senior Research Fellow at the Innovative Construction Research Centre at the University of Reading. She specialises in developing interdisciplinary research and scholarship rooted in social and visual anthropology. From Interpretation to Action: Unique Adequacy as a Common Standard for the Evaluation of Research in the Built Environment by John A. The absence however of the role of theory in photographic representation is worth mentioning. I wanted to hear explicit consideration of this reflexivity in the role of the social scientists' gaze with visual research methods.
Ethnography and Flux: Identity and Epistemology in Construction Fieldwork by Darren Thiel 6. So begins Doing Ethnography: Images, Media and Representation in Research. Undoing and remaking space in the work of refurbishing a building 8. This section is very worthwhile reading for even the most seasoned qualitative researcher due to the treatment of the concept of data construction and representation through a variety of media. The reflexive approach to research is the acknowledgment that the researcher's subjectivity is a central component to the conceptualization and production of the research process. My hope is that the implementation of digital media in education and research does not come at the expense of studying how and why we do so. Context is the primary determinate for the appropriateness and role of visual technologies.
Scholars and researchers across the world continue to study how humans interact with computer technologies in a variety of domains—cognitive, affective, and social. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of anthropology, sociology, geography and organization studies, as well as those from the built environment and related applied fields. Thinking about visual research is the conceptual framework for part one. This section challenges the hierarchy of the written word over the visual image. Contributions of Ethnographic Practice to Community-Engaged Research in Construction Management by Andreas Hartman 9. Each chapter develops discussion on the basis of an ethnographic case study to examine how theoretically informed ethnographic research can help us understand industry problems, and can challenge common perceptions of the construction industry. Mulvey identified 'the system of the look' to describe not only how the female characters become the object of the camera's male gaze, but also how it constructs the gaze of the audience to be a male gaze as well.
The field is experiencing both the processes of combining digital hypermedia into projects and research and studying the effects of these actions. Dylan Tutt is a Senior Research Fellow at the Innovative Construction Research Centre at the University of Reading. The third and the fourth chapter discuss the roles of photography and of video in ethnographic research. The Labour of Refurbishment: Space and Time, and the Building and the Body by Dawn Lyon 3. It is this duality of purpose that is the book's strength and its weakness, which I discuss in the final comment section of the review. Building Contacts: The Trials, Tribulations and Translations of an Ethnographic Researcher in Construction by Daniel Sage 7.
Her work usually involves digital visual methods and media, and often seeks to connect applied practice, methodological development and theoretical scholarship and she has authored, edited or co-edited 10 books. . Final Comments I soundly recommend this book. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of anthropology, sociology, geography and organization studies, as well as those from the built environment and related applied fields. It is not confined to any particular school of thought. What follows is a conceptually rich discussion of the relationships between different media and the construction and interpretation of ethnographic text. Practicing researchers will also find guidance in how to incorporate the visual into an existing qualitative repertoire.
Now though, there is a growing interest in and awareness of the utility of an ethnographic approach to the construction industry. Studies in the Anthropology of Visual Communication, 1 1 , 3-26. Challenges of ethnographic research in construction 5. The construction industry as a workplace is commonly seen as problematic for a number of reasons, including its worrying health and safety record, the instability of its workforce, and the poorly regulated nature of the sector. By writing for both audiences, I wonder if qualitative researchers will become mired down in the conceptual explanations of paradigmatic issues surrounding this type of social science research as they seek the specifics of visual methods.
Doing Ethnography: Images, Media and Representation in Research. The book is intended for ethnographers wanting to incorporate the visual into their work as well as for photographers and video makers seeking an understanding of ethnography. Scholars have written on the relationship between researcher and research subjects in primarily textual representation. Andrew Dainty is Professor of Construction Sociology and Associate Dean Research within the School of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University. Her research interests include curriculum, teacher education, and educational technologies for teaching and learning. About the Series This series presents cutting-edge developments and debates within the field of sociology. Introducing Ethnographic Research in the Construction Industry by Sarah Pink, Dylan Tutt and Andrew Dainty 2.
Key words : visual ethnography, ethnographic research, visual methods, qualitative research Table of Contents Introduction Overview of the Book Final Comments 1. Ethnographic Research in the Construction Industry draws together in one volume a set of expert contributions which demonstrate how social science perspectives, rooted in ethnographic research on construction sites and with construction workers themselves, can generate fresh insights into the social, cultural and material ways that the industry and conditions of work in it are experienced and played out. Ethnographic Research in the Construction Industry draws together in one volume a set of expert contributions which demonstrate how social science perspectives, rooted in ethnographic research on construction sites and with construction workers themselves, can generate fresh insights into the social, cultural and material ways that the industry and conditions of work in it are experienced and played out. An Essay Review of School Work: Gender and the Cultural Construction of Teaching. It provides a broad range of case studies and the latest theoretical perspectives, while covering a variety of topics, theories and issues from around the world. Some of the many initiatives included in this grant is the development of digital video case studies of teaching and learning with computer technologies and the representation of teaching competencies in digital forms.