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    Visuality without form: video-mediated communication and research practice across disciplinary contexts

    Cupitt, Rebekah and Forstorp, P-A. and Lantz, A. (2019) Visuality without form: video-mediated communication and research practice across disciplinary contexts. Qualitative Inquiry 25 (4), pp. 417-431. ISSN 1077-8004.

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    Visuality is a concept that crosses boundaries of practice and meaning, making it an ideal subject for interdisciplinary research. In this article, we discuss visuality using a fragment from a video meeting of television producers at Swedish Television’s group for programming in Swedish Sign Language. This example argues for the importance of recognizing the diversity of analytical and practice-derived visualities and their effect on the ways in which we interpret cultures. These different visualities have consequences for the methods and means with which we present scholarly research. The role of methods, methodology, and analysis of visual practices in an organizational and bilingual setting are key. We explore the challenges of incorporating deaf visualities, hearing visualities, and different paradigms of interdisciplinary research as necessary when visibility, invisibility, and their materialities are of concern. We conclude that in certain contexts, breaking with disciplinary traditions makes visible that which is otherwise invisible.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): visuality, video-mediated communication, deaf visuality, interdisciplinarity, methods
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Rebekah Cupitt
    Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2020 10:17
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:47


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