chapter  7
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Imagine Transfigurement: The Chapter Exhibition as a Critical and Creative Space for Knowledge in Social Work and Media Studies

Imagine that you as researcher enter into the space of a media story about sexual violence? What do you hear? What do you see? Who do you encounter? Where are you? Questions about the power of media representations to produce images of social problems across a range of media forms are increasingly being acknowledged as a question for social work (Aldridge, 1994; Freeman and Valentine, 2004; Martinez-Brawley and Estrella, 2009). However, developing research methodologies that allow critical investigation of the power of speech and stories, the recognition of contradictions, multiple voices, power relations, and communicating with different audiences are an overlooked issue (Livholts, 2007).