Visual Soci­ol­ogy

Inter­na­tional Visual Soci­ol­ogy Asso­ci­a­tion: http://www.visualsociology.org/

British Soci­o­log­i­cal Asso­ci­a­tion Visual Soci­ol­ogy Study Group: http://www.visualsociology.org.uk/

Visual Soci­ol­ogy, A Field Guide: http://visualsociology.wordpress.com/

Soci­o­log­i­cal Images: http://sociologicalimages.blogspot.com/search/label/work

Josh Packard’s take on visual soci­ol­ogy: http://joshpackard.com/research/visual-sociology/

Visual Col­lec­tions and Photographers

Last­Stop! is a visual record of the Lon­don Routemas­ters’ final months, includ­ing images of work­ers, work­places and pas­sen­gers: http://www.routemasters.co.uk/

Lost Labor is a col­lec­tion of pho­tos from the US from 1900–1980 of jobs that no longer exist: http://www.lostlabor.com/

Images from the 1984/85 Min­ers’ Strike: http://www.strike84.co.uk/

Mas­ters of Pho­tog­ra­phy: http://www.masters-of-photography.com/

V&A Explor­ing Pho­tog­ra­phy: http://www.vam.ac.uk/vastatic/microsites/photography/index.php

Issue mag­a­zine: http://www.documentography.com/issue/

Rogan Mac­Don­ald: http://www.roganmacdonald.co.uk/

Paul Halliday’s Lon­don project: http://www.paulhalliday.org/

Lon­don Inde­pen­dent Pho­tog­ra­phy: http://www.londonphotography.org.uk/

Mau­rice Broomfield’s pho­tographs of indus­trial Britain: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/2f60ef04-1b6c-11df-838f-00144feab49a,dwp_uuid=a712eb94-dc2b-11da-890d-0000779e2340.html

 

Places and Projects

The Cen­ter for Working-Class Stud­ies at Youngstown State Uni­ver­sity includes mate­r­ial on worker por­traits and working-class lit­er­a­ture: http://cwcs.ysu.edu/

Cen­tre for Urban and Com­mu­nity Research, Gold­smiths, Uni­ver­sity of Lon­don; http://www.gold.ac.uk/cucr/

The online Gallery of the Work­ing Lives Research Insti­tute, Lon­don Met­ro­pol­i­tan Uni­ver­sity, con­tains images and infor­ma­tion about projects on work: http://www.workinglives.org/gallery/gallery.cfm

 

Dis­cus­sions

The Case for Work­ing with Your Hands: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/24/magazine/24labor-t.html?_r=1

 

Other Inter­est­ing Stuff

Exhi­bi­tion: Strik­ing women: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/News/Press/Pages/StrikingWomen.aspx

New occu­pa­tions in 2020: http://sciencesowhat.direct.gov.uk/future-jobs/future-jobs-what-might-you-be-doing