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A Visual Approach for Green Criminology: Exploring the by Lorenzo Natali

By Lorenzo Natali

This e-book brings the visible measurement of environmental crimes and harms into the sphere of eco-friendly criminology. It exhibits how photographic photographs promises a method for eliciting narratives from those who stay in polluted components – describing intimately and from their perspective what they recognize, imagine and consider concerning the fact during which they locate themselves dwelling. Natali makes the argument for constructing a visible process for eco-friendly criminology, with a unmarried case-study as its critical concentration, revealing the significance of utilizing photograph elicitation to understand and increase the reflexive and energetic position of social actors within the symbolic and social building in their environmental stories. interpreting the a number of interactions among the photographs and the phrases used to explain the socio-environmental worlds within which we are living, this e-book is a decision to open the eyes of eco-friendly criminology to wider and richer explorations of environmental harms and crimes. An leading edge and interesting learn, 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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In tandem, these levels of analysis give the interactionist approach a radical character: Interactionist analyses [ . . ] violate society’s hierarchy of credibility. They question the monopoly on the truth and the “whole story” claimed by those in positions of power and authority. They suggest that we need to discover the truth about allegedly deviant phenomena for ourselves, instead of relying on the officially certified accounts which ought to be enough for any good citizen. They adopt a relativistic stance toward the accusations and definitions of deviance made by respectable people and constituted authority, treating them as the raw material of social science analysis rather than as statements of unquestioned moral truths.

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. 2 In front of the cubist tree: the puzzled criminologist. ) 38 A VISUAL APPROACH FOR GREEN CRIMINOLOGY count or codify images [ .

4) what is the temporal frame within which the consequences of the harm can be analysed—immediate, delayed or intergenerational? 14 As we will discover in the coming chapters, the use of qualitative interviews, carried out in such a way as to promote an interaction with historical images, witnessing a lost “before,” will help to re-examine significant events in the light of narratives—for us, those of the environmental victims of polluted places—that will introduce a new understanding of the situation observed.

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