Drawn to See: Drawing as an Ethnographic Method

By Andrew Causey

© 2016

In this meditation/how-to guide on drawing as an ethnographic method, Andrew Causey offers insights, inspiration, practical techniques, and encouragement for social scientists interested in exploring drawing as a way of translating what they "see" during their research. 

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  • Page Count: 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.5in x 9.0in
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Drawn to See: Drawing as an Ethnographic Method

By Andrew Causey

© 2016

In this meditation/how-to guide on drawing as an ethnographic method, Andrew Causey offers insights, inspiration, practical techniques, and encouragement for social scientists interested in exploring drawing as a way of translating what they "see" during their research. 

Product Details

  • Division: Higher Education
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.5in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    Artist-ethnographer Andrew Causey shows that drawing is not just a way of describing what we have observed; it gives us an immensely versatile means of observing. It draws us to see. Through a series of practical exercises, Causey encourages us to drop our inhibitions, to slow down, and to get drawing. The rewards should be more than worth the effort, and they could transform anthropology.
    Tim Ingold, University of Aberdeen

    With wit, passion, and empathic understanding of the bad feelings many (if not most) people have about their ability to draw what they see, this timely book provides a clear path to a powerful tool for anthropological research.
    Betty Edwards, author of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

    Drawn to See is a call for people engaged in ethnographic projects to take up their pencils and draw their way to insight.
    Carol Hendrickson, Marlboro College

    Causey ... extends the connections between drawing and the practice of ethnography in a remarkable—and practical—way.
    Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Author Information

    Andrew Causey is Associate Professor in the Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Department at Columbia College, Chicago.
  • Table of contents

    List of Figures
    List of Etudes
    Acknowledgments

    1. Introduction
    2. Can't See?
    3. Dare to See and Dare to Draw
    4. Seeing Edges as Lines
    5. Seeing Inside Edges
    6. Seeing Movement
    7. Seeing Absence
    8. Final Words

    Appendix
    References
    Index