Photovoice: Participation and Empowerment in Research


Eva M. Moya, PhD and Silvia María Chávez-Baray, PhD (Editors)
The University of Texas at El Paso, College of Health Sciences, Department of Social Work, El Paso, TX, USA

Series: Social Issues, Justice and Status
BISAC: SOC026000

“Photovoice: Participation and Empowerment in Research” describes Photovoice through the lenses of different communities and countries and discusses the methods and tools that make Photovoice appropriate for cross-cultural use. This book delves into the strategies for using photography, visual arts, and group dialogue to identify community assets and concerns, generate empowerment through participation, and address health disparities and inequities.

The book highlights practice-focused applications of examples of community implementation of Photovoice and the use of visual arts. The book also intends to inspire advocates, researchers, clinicians, health and social service providers, policy makers, and multi-sectoral community stakeholders as they engage in collaborative research and practice to address inequities. Readers will be able to undertake a Photovoice Project to facilitate critical consciousness-raising for action to address disparities, discrimination, isolation, and exclusion at the community and societal levels to make the invisible visible.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents




Chapter 1. The Use of Photovoice in Qualitative Research
(Eva M. Moya, PhD, and Silvia M. Chávez-Baray, PhD, Department of Social Work, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, US)

Chapter 2. Photovoice as a Community-Based Participatory Research Method to Address Disparities in Immigrant Health: A Systematic Review
(Maria Thomson and Omar Martinez, School of Social Work, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, US)

Chapter 3. Photovoice a High-Impact Educational Practice at the Opportunity Center for the Homeless
(Eva M. Moya, PhD, Silvia M. Chávez-Baray, PhD, and E. Aileen Martínez-Soto, Department of Social Work College of Health Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, US, and others)

Chapter 4. Multimedia Approaches: From Communication and Advocacy to Social Change
(Damien Schumann, Cape Town, South Africa)

Chapter 5. The Value of Photovoice: Reflections from Our Work with Persons Affected by Tuberculosis
(Romel Lacson, PhD, and Teresa Rugg, TB Photovoice Founder, and others)

Chapter 6. Mobilization and Social Justice from Meaningful Dialogue to Positive Change: The Use of Photovoice to Transform Tuberculosis Care in Mexico
(Blanca L. Lomeli-Amaya, MD, San Diego, CA, US)

Chapter 7. Photos and Voices from La Ventanilla: “Campesino Conservation” in the New Rurality
(W. Warner Wood, PhD, Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US)

Chapter 8. Photovoice as a Community-Based Participatory Research Method to Address Environmental Issues in Rural Chiapas, Mexico
(Eduardo Flores Mendoza, Cyntia Reyes Hartmann and Jaime Eduardo Gómez Rodriguez, Ligalab Ideas que Unen A.C. Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, México, and others)

Chapter 9. Juarez Civil Society Response to Political Challenges
(Héctor Antonio Padilla Delgado, PhD, Nemesio Castillo Viveros, PhD, Department of Social Sciences
Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, Juárez, México)

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