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Doing Sensory Ethnography 2ed

by Sarah Pink SAGE Publications Ltd
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This bold agenda-setting title continues to spearhead interdisciplinary, multisensory research into experience, knowledge and practice. Drawing on an explosion of new, cutting edge research Sarah Pink uses real world examples to bring this innovative area of study to life. She encourages us to challenge, revise and rethink core components of ethnography including interviews, participant observation and doing research in a digital world. The book provides an important framework for thinking about sensory ethnography stressing the numerous ways that smell, taste, touch and vision can be interconnected and interrelated within research. Bursting with practical advice on how to effectively conduct and share sensory ethnography this is an important, original book.

Introduction: About Doing Sensory Ethnography
Rethinking Ethnography Through The Senses
Situating Sensory Ethnography: from academia to intervention
Principles For Sensory Ethnography: perception, place, knowing, memory and imagination
Preparing For Sensory Research: practical and orientation issues
Sensory Ethnography In Practice
The Sensoriality Of The Interview: rethinking personal encounters through the senses
Sensory Research Through Participation: from observation to intervention
Mediated Sensory Ethnography: doing and recording sensory ethnography in a digital world
Interpreting And Representing Sensory Knowing
Interpreting Multisensory Research : organising, analysing and meaning making
Representing Sensory Ethnography: communicating, arguing and the non-representational
Afterword: Imagining Sensory Futures: ethnography, design and future studies

Doing Sensory Ethnography situates the field in its broad multidisciplinary and contemporary context, but also provides a hands-on approach to  ethnographic methods as well as the writing up of results. It guides the reader through the field in a reflexive and highly stimulating way.
Sarah Pink - RMIT University, Melbourne

I joined the Department in 2001. I am a member of the Sociology group and a co-founder of the Loughborough Qualitative Digital Research Lab (LiQUiD Lab). During the academic year 2010-2011 I am Visiting Scholar at the IN3 (Internet Interdisciplinary Institute) at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, in Barcelona ( and I am currently a member of the executive board of the International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA)