A Photographer in a Research Collective: The Question of Decision-Making in Psychiatric Care

Florence Weber, Baptiste Brossard

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    Abstract

    A team of ten ethnographers and one photographer set out on a joint venture to explore the scientific and artistic aspects of care for the psychiatrically-disabled in the context of social work, healthcare, and family life. The team was brought together by a commitment to a singular methodology : reflexive ethnography. Having reviewed the conditions of this particular collaboration, the article goes on to emphasize and discuss the fruits of the team's collective effort - chief among these, the construction of scientific and artistic objects and the dissemination of research results to multiple publics. It traces how, between 2011 and 2015, the collaboration took root and what it produced through, on the one hand, sharing a common object of study - the everyday consequences of psychiatric disability - and, on the other hand, a commitment to reflexivity regarding the use of tools and practices that are, at first glance, incompatible.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-20
    JournalEthnographiques.org
    Volume30
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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