Exploring hospitality within hospital meals by means of visual methodologies

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This paper reflects the application of visual methodologies adapted in an explorative study on hospitality and hospital meals. It takes point of departure in a multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork placed at a general hospital in 2012. Visual methodologies were applied in multiple ways. This includes visual methodologies as part of observation and interview strategies. The paper presents and discusses how the application of different visual methodologies can contribute to the construction of ethnographical knowledge on hospitality and hospital meals. Finally ethical considerations as well as limitations of visual ethnography are presented and discussed.
Translated title of the contributionStudie af værtskaber omkring hospitalsmåltider ved brug af visuelle metoder
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInspire, Innovate, Succeed Within Hospitality Management : Proceedings of the Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME) Research, Learning and Teaching Annual Conference Publisher: Ulster University
EditorsProfessor Una McMahon-Beattie, Professor Stephen Boyd
Number of pages12
Place of PublicationBelfast
PublisherUlster University
Publication date31 May 2016
Article number5
ISBN (Electronic)9781859232699
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2016

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