Ways of Looking at the Elephant in the Room: A First Visual Exploration

  • Lorenzo Natali
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Green Criminology book series (PSGC)


This chapter starts with a detailed examination of the explorative phase involved in my empirical research. In this part, I flesh out the theoretical and methodological frames of this proposal for visual research. While retaining as the centre of analysis the single case study, which was the focus of Chap. 2, the ideas in this chapter and in the following one (Chap. 4) represent a theoretical starting point for those interested in developing a visual approach in green criminology. Keeping itself open to interdisciplinary attitudes and to methodological contamination, I propose a method that sees the visual experience of the social world in action as its most central and qualifying moment.


Ways of looking Cubist approach Visual exploration Field notes Visual qualitative methodologies 


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  • Lorenzo Natali
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  1. 1.Department of Sociology and Social ResearchUniversity of Milano-BicoccaMilanItaly

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