Title

Using Poetry and Photography as Qualitative Data: A Study of a Psychiatric Hospital in China

Publication Date

3-1-2008

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The uses of photography and poetry in qualitative research are explored in this article. Selected findings of a photographic exploration of the first psychiatric hospital in China and poems written in response to these images are presented. The authors contextualize these findings with a discussion of the use of the arts in qualitative research, the history of poetry and photography as tools of social inquiry, and an exploration of poetic and photographic studies of mental illness. An in-depth discussion of the complex ethical dilemmas that this research presents is also provided.

Publication Title

Journal of Poetry Therapy

Volume

21

Issue

1

First Page

23

Last Page

37

DOI

10.1080/08893670801945083

Version

pre-print, post-print

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