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L'Enquête et ses graphies en sciences sociales
L'Enquête et ses graphies en sciences sociales

L'Enquête et ses graphies en sciences sociales

Figurations iconographiques d'après société


204 Pages, 6 x 9.25

Trade Paper, $37.95 (US $37.95) (CA $50.95)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9782359260786

Rights: US & CA

Amalion Publishing (Jun 2019)

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The work of social analysis always raises the question of the interpretation of the data and the results obtained from therein. Canonical models favor the use of writing and often relegate other forms of iconographic writing in the critical understanding of symbolic shades of meaning, focusing instead on the demonstrative and argumentative rigor of writing. In the process of producing and disseminating knowledge in the social sciences, the timing of the inquiry, in particular, is an ideal interpretative situation not only to examine the transition from one factual order to another, but also to tracing its function in the scientific project. This book examines the ways in which the image is involved in the production, transformation and presentation of data from the field.The first section of the book questions the construction of individual and collective memories and identities. It interrogates how photography stands on the threshold of memory and continually questions the conditions under which individual and collective memory are exercised. The contribution reminds us that the image more than any other mode of representation forces researchers to question their position. The second part is devoted to the epistemology of images. Whether images are produced by the researchers themselves or collected during ethnographic fieldwork, their representation is of crucial importance yet is not always self-evident. The third part addresses the question of the presentation of the data from the field investigation through the analysis of photographs and also argues for an analysis of the rhythms, rare in social sciences, in order to grasp the complexities of global urbanization, and to tap performance and theatrical techniques to construct meaning through a sensuous scholarship approach.Contributors : Sylvaine Conord, Roger Cornu, Milton Guran, Emil Abossolo Mbo and Cassis Kilian, Katrin Langewiesche, Sylvain Maresca, Ralf Marsault, Jean-Bernard Ouédraogo, Albert Piette, Ioulia Podogora, and Mathieu Triclot.

Author Biography

Katrin Langewiesche is an anthropologist at the Institute of Ethnology and African Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany and author of several books in the area of religious plurality in Africa, including Mobilité religieuse. Changements religieux au Burkina Faso (2003) and Missionnaires et religieuses dans un monde globalisé (2014). She also co-authored with Anne Attané and Franck Pourcel Neoruraux – vivre autrement (2004). Jean-Bernard Ouédraogo is a professor of sociology at Centre National de Research Scientifique (CNRS) and member of the Interdisciplinary Institute of Anthropology of the Contemporary (LAIOSIIAC, EHESS/CNRS) in Paris, France. He is the author of several works in the area of art and social research enquiry, including Kalidou Kassé peintures: Expériences de la forme (2014), Identité visuelle en Afrique (2008), Arts photographiques en Afrique (2002).