Why a New Study Group
»» Sociologists in a variety of sub-disciplines are increasingly applying visual dimension to their research and teaching. The founding of a study group in Visual Sociology acts as a focus for specialist professional networking, the development of new and experimental forms of knowledge generation, and the cultivation and promotion of visually-informed social research.
»» The visual permeates all facets of social life and the study group will offer sociologists a forum through which to explore its density, impact and significance.
»» Through the formation of a Study Group, under the auspices of the BSA, the committee and BSA will enhance the academic and public visibility of a current ‘invisible college’ of academics and researchers.