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By Stephen Parkin

ISBN-10: 1409468399

ISBN-13: 9781409468394

Exploring the worth of images and video as valid kinds of social enquiry, An utilized visible Sociology: Picturing damage relief constitutes a guidebook for undertaking utilized visible sociology inside overall healthiness comparable or social technology examine tasks, delivering an entire account of the visible study trip and featuring a verified template for undertaking theoretically-driven, sociologically-informed research.Against the history of the starting to be acclaim for visible tools, this ebook is going past utilizing images for illustrative and descriptive reasons, to stress the significance of sociological, epistemological and analytical concept, including tools of knowledge assortment and the presentation of pictures for utilized reasons. As such, An utilized visible Sociology: Picturing damage aid deals a template for contemplating visible facts as utilized examine, offering an entire account of the way within which visible equipment can tell learn and particular interventions, including possibilities for college students and practitioners to contemplate utilized visible sociology in a chain of useful or self-study initiatives .It will accordingly charm not just to scholars and researchers all in favour of social and health-related qualitative learn, or these looking to behavior leading edge visible tasks in the social sciences, but additionally to students drawn to study equipment, visible ethnography and damage relief ways to drug use.

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Furthermore, both bodies generally advocate achieving these particular aims with a range of related and relevant intervention. However, significant and meaningful differences between the two definitions may be noted in the use of the term ‘comprehensive interventions’ by WHO. Whilst this term may be open to wider subjective interpretation, this author interprets this to include ‘treatment’ options for drug dependency. In contrast, and as noted by IHRA (2013), ‘the majority of people who use drugs do not need treatment’.

More specifically, in regard to some aspects of the gathering and analysis of primary and/or secondary sources3 similarities may be drawn with the positivist tradition of attempting to quantify the natural world. This is particularly apparent when considering processes attached to the content analysis of image-based materials. 4 Nevertheless, to illustrate how content analysis may be applied to visual studies of cultural phenomena in attempts to make conclusive statements of the social world, one may refer to Robinson’s (1976) visual study of men’s facial hair and a similar inquiry of conditions noted within ‘hospital’ settings during the nineteenth century by Dowdall and Golden (1989).

The latter were introduced as a response to widespread opiate dependency and have been cited as a health intervention model upon which the ‘British System’ emulated two decades later (O’Hare et al. 1992, Strang and Gossop 2005a, b). It should also be noted that each of the ‘harm reduction’ approaches to substance use noted above are premised upon institutionalised and structural responses to injecting drug use or opiate dependency. Furthermore, these responses may illustrate a ‘top-down’ (Smith 2012) approach to public health concerns in which a particular (health-based/government-based) authority attempts to minimise negative, harmful effects associated with a particular substance (whether licit or 38 An Applied Visual Sociology: Picturing Harm Reduction illicit).

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