The process of learning qualitative research has altered dramatically and this Handbook explores the growth, change, and complexity within the topic and looks back over its history to assess the current state of the art, and indicate possible future directions. Moving beyond textbook rehearsals of standard issues, the book examines key methodological debates and conflicts, approaching them in a critical, discursive manner.
Chapter 16: GIS as Qualitative Research: Knowledge, Participatory Politics and Cartographies of Affect
GIS as Qualitative Research: Knowledge, Participatory Politics and Cartographies of Affect
Most of us live complex daily rounds that are more often than not experienced through varied competing auditory and visual representations. It is often difficult to sift through the genuine from the dross, the stuff we need to know from the stuff other people want us to know. Powerful media technologies are designed to sway our opinions about the ways political events unfold or to help us decide what to consume or how to play. And, as researchers, we use powerful technologies and representational tools to delve, to understand, to explain, and to sway. These actions are not devoid of emotion and artifice. There ...