Within qualitative research in the social sciences, the last
decade has witnessed a growing interest in the use of visual
methods. Visual Methods in Physical Culture is the first book in
the field of sport and exercise sciences dedicated to harnessing
the potential of using visual methods within qualitative research.
Theoretically insightful, and methodologically innovative, this
book represents a landmark addition to the field of studies in
sport, exercise, the body, and qualitative methods. It covers a
wide range of empirical work, theories, and visual image-based
research, including photography, drawing, and video. In so doing,
the book deepens our understanding of physical culture. It also
responds to key questions, such as what are visual methods, why
might they be used, and how might they be applied in the field of
sport and exercise sciences.
This volume combines clarity of expression with careful
scholarship and originality, making it especially appealing to
students and scholars within a variety of fields, including sport
sociology, sport and exercise psychology, sociology of the body,
physical education, gender studies, gerontology, and qualitative
This book was published as a special issue in Qualitative
Research in Sport and Exercise.
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