Being Amerindian Today

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Livelihoods, Technology, and Dynamic Indigenous Knowledges New publication in the Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers. This photo essay explores the diffusion of technologies and new commodities within the Indigenous communities living in the Amazon forest of Guyana, South America: the Makushi people who inhabit the northern area of the Rupununi river region, and the Wapishana people who live in the southern area. It is published in the 2017 Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, … Read More

Why use photographs in field research?

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Photo elicitation is a technique developed from the 1960s to encourage and stimulate information gathering through visual materials such as photographs, paintings, films and brochures. Particular attention is given to the description and interpretation by respondents of the visual representations, thus images play the role of vectors for reflection and analysis. Can using images in an interview help to elicit different types of information? The difference between combining texts and images in an interview rather than using only words relies … Read More