Drawn to See: Drawing as an Ethnographic Method

Drawn to See: Drawing as an Ethnographic Method

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By Andrew Causey
University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division © 2016
176 Pages
ISBN 9781442636651
Published Nov 2016
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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. 

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

List of Figures
List of Etudes

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


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