By Lorenzo Natali
This e-book brings the visible size of environmental crimes and harms into the sector of eco-friendly criminology. It exhibits how photographic photographs offers a way for eliciting narratives from those who stay in polluted components – describing intimately and from their viewpoint what they understand, imagine and consider concerning the fact during which they locate themselves residing. Natali makes the argument for constructing a visible process for eco-friendly criminology, with a unmarried case-study as its imperative concentration, revealing the significance of utilizing photograph elicitation to understand and increase the reflexive and lively function of social actors within the symbolic and social building in their environmental studies. analyzing the a number of interactions among the pictures and the phrases used to explain the socio-environmental worlds within which we are living, this e-book is a choice to open the eyes of eco-friendly criminology to wider and richer explorations of environmental harms and crimes. An cutting edge and fascinating examine, this article is going to be of specific curiosity to students of environmental crime and cultural, eco-friendly and visible criminologies.
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The latter option is certainly preferable and the basic requirement for this possibility is building an open and ﬂexible method, capable of accepting the unexpected (Fig. 2). HOW TO OPERATE IN THE FIELD: A FIRST VISUAL EXPLORATION As I suggested in Chap. 1, in my investigation, photography, far from serving as “decoration” for social science research, represents a core methodological tool and heuristic device (see Rose 2012: 297–301; Suchar 1997; Van de Voorde 2012: 203; Parmeggiani 2010). According to Hayward (2010: 13), “It is no longer sufﬁcient just to Fig.
Instead, such “noises” or “interferences” enhance the interview by providing further heuristic tools approaching that reality. 6. The expression “social object” refers to the radical interactionist perspective that informs my approach (see Athens 2002). 7. Ferrell and Van de Voorde (2010: 47) explain: “As with W. E. Smith and A. Smith (1975); see also Harper (2012). 8. Bourdieu (2007) describes the complex reﬂexive work that the social scientist must perform continually over the delicate interweaving between 3 WAYS OF LOOKING AT THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM 49 observation of the social worlds and self-observation of experiences lived by himself/herself.
16 TO INTRODUCE A METAPHOR INTO THE CONVERSATION: THE BIG GREY ELEPHANTS IN THE BACKYARD OF HUELVA “The elephant in the room” is an idiomatic expression in the English language that is used to point out an obvious truth that is nonetheless ignored (see also Zerubavel 2006). It is, in other words, a threatening issue that everybody seems to know about but that nobody wants to see or mention or address. Why even speak about elephants, at this point in the itinerary? What exactly do I mean to say by introducing this metaphor?