By Iain Edgar
A advisor to Imagework is a pioneering consultant to a brand new pattern in ethnographic learn: using innovative, experiential tools similar to dreamwork, art, Gestalt conception and psychodrama. Originating in workforce counselling and psychiatric remedy, imagework innovations discover topics' resourceful assets to bare subconscious wisdom approximately identification, trust and society. they're excellent for getting access to wealthy qualitative information approximately how participants and cultures functionality. Iain Edgar, a number one professional on ethnographic technique, has condensed top-level examine concept on imagework into this convenient functional handbook. entire with case experiences and examples, hands-on tips and suggestions on tools and ethics, it really is an amazing place to begin for any imagework venture.
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Working towards such ends necessitated eliciting service users’ ideal picture of a therapeutic environment. Since then I have developed this imagework exercise as a way of developing and accessing participants’ ‘Imaginary fields’ and the qualitative research domain 37 intuitive views of their ideal therapeutic environment (although the ‘journey’ format is one in which the participant is apparently taking a ‘needy friend’ to a therapeutic place, of course really it is their own vision of such a place).
These understandings helped to provide a basis for anthropology students to integrate an awareness of the extensive range of understandings in relation to such a professional 32 ‘Imaginary fields’ and the qualitative research domain role with which their course had equipped them. They effectively generated their own different and similar inner generated case-studies. The whole session took one hour. It took place with a group of eighty students, so it can be said that the method is not solely for small groups.
My original and my present home is the same, only that I moved from my original home and came back after eleven years. The image manifested in travelling through my memories of living in my original home is the image of a room with a piano. There I spent my most imaginative and happy moments, hours and days of my childhood. I could remember the sounds and smells of the room, the light and the distant voices from the garden. Learning the music I discovered for the first time a magic touch of creativity and happiness.
A Guide to Imagework: Imagination-Based Research Methods (Asa Research Methods in Social Anthropology) by Iain Edgar