Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon
This article draws from fieldwork in an urban neighbourhood in Maputo among teenagers who, every day, face a complex and precarious landscape of living with the virus of HIV in zones of marginality and social exclusion. I discuss whether creative methodological tools can be helpful to medical anthropology researchers, in order to better understand youth’s experiences of illness, body and subjectivity. Looking for ‘child-centred’ research methods I reflect on issues related to representation, translation, and power when enabling young people’s perspectives through drawings and photography.
Photo Voice; Body Mapping; HIV; Youth Studies; Research Ethics; Research Methodology; Mozambique
Author contact: f.cancelliere [at] hotmail.com
Citation: Cancelliere, F., 2019. “Visual Arts as Methods of Research: Some Reflections from an Ethnography with HIV Positive Teenagers”, Irish Journal of Anthropology, 22(1), 262-278.