Doing Sensory Ethnography

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SAGE, Jul 23, 2009 - Social Science - 184 pages
Doing Sensory Ethnography responds to a recent an explosion of interest in the senses across the social sciences.

Sarah Pink suggests re-thinking the ethnographic process through reflexive attention to what she terms the 'sensoriality' of the experience, practice and knowledge of both researchers and those who participate in their research. The book provides an accessible discussion and analysis of the theoretical, methodological and practical aspects of doing sensory ethnography, drawing on examples and case studies from the growing literature on sensory ethnographic studies, and from the author's own work.

Doing Sensory Ethnography is the first book to concentrate on outlining a sensory ethnographic methodology. It will be of great interest to researchers and students from all disciplines interested in enriching their ethnographic work through a focus on the senses.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
PART I RETHINKING ETHNOGRAPHY THROUGH THE SENSES
5
From Academia to Intervention
7
Perception Place Knowing Memory and Imagination
23
Practical and Orientation Issues
44
PART II SENSORY ETHNOGRAPHY IN PRACTICE
61
Sensory Emplaced Learning
63
Understanding Sensory Experiences Through Interviews
81
Visual Methods for Multisensory Scholars
97
PART III INTERPRETING AND REPRESENTING SENSORY KNOWING
117
The Place of Analysis in Sensory Ethnography
119
Representing Sensory Ethnography
132
REFERENCES
155
INDEX
165
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Sarah Pink is Professor of Design and Media Ethnography at RMIT University in Australia, and Professor in Applied Social and Cultural Analysis at Halmstad University in Sweden. She is a global leader in sensory and visual ethnography. Her work is usually interdisciplinary and international, connecting anthropological ethnography to design and engineering disciplines as well as to documentary and arts practice, in projects that challenge conventional ethnographic temporalities, and bring academic scholarship to applied research problems. Sarah’s other recent books include Doing Visual Ethnography (3rd edition) (2013), Situating Everyday Life (2012) and Advances in Visual Methodology (2012).

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