Sociology Department Staff
Publication details for Professor Maggie O'NeillHaaken, J. & O'Neill, M. (2014). Moving images: Psychoanalytically-informed visual methods in documenting the lives of women migrants and asylum-seekers. Journal of Health Psychology 19(1): 79-89.
- Publication type: Journal Article
- ISSN/ISBN: 1359-1053, 1461-7277
- DOI: 10.1177/1359105313500248
- Further publication details on publisher web site
Author(s) from Durham
While feminist arts-based projects have gained legitimacy, theory guiding the use of visual images in field research has lagged. Drawing on psychoanalytic-feminist theory and participatory action research methods, the article presents a study carried out with women refugee and asylum seekers that focuses on their experiences in seeking a place of safety in the United Kingdom. The aim was to produce through photography and videography a collective account of asylum as a daily process. In discussing the study, the authors provide a psychoanalytic framework for working through ethical, political, and methodological dilemmas in the use of visual imagery in feminist research.