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, relevant to all branches of social sciences and humanities.
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).
Introduction: About Doing Sensory Ethnography PART I: Rethinking Ethnography Through The Senses Chapter 1. Situating Sensory Ethnography: from academia to intervention Chapter 2. Principles For Sensory Ethnography: perception, place, knowing, memory and imagination Chapter 3. Preparing For Sensory Research: practical and orientation issues PART II: Sensory Ethnography In Practice Chapter 4. The Sensoriality Of The Interview: rethinking personal encounters through the senses Chapter 5. Sensory Research Through Participation: from observation to intervention Chapter 6. Mediated Sensory Ethnography: doing and recording sensory ethnography in a digital world PART III: Interpreting And Representing Sensory Knowing Chapter 7. Interpreting Multisensory Research : organising, analysing and meaning making Chapter 8. Representing Sensory Ethnography: communicating, arguing and the non-representational Afterword: Imagining Sensory Futures: ethnography, design and future studies