Doing Sensory Ethnography
- Sarah Pink - Monash University, Australia
Ethnography | Social Research Methods | Sociological Research Methods
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.
A good compliment to Pink's other tites in ethnography and expanding the field from the visual to the multi-sensory which foregrounds how we capture and interpret our embodied experience of the world.
Great resource for research students across disciplines
up-to-date, and easily accessible content that is elaborated well through the authors own rich experiences and cases
Really important read for students and staff alike
Useful, accessible, of interest to researchers in a variety of disciplines
Too specific for a introductory module. Very interesting for advanced researchers
A useful guide to a fairly specific field: would supplement other books for those interested in an ethnographic project
This book is particularly useful for students who wish to do research projects involving qualitative sensory methodology. I recommend using Part II chapter 4 - 'The the Sensoriality of the interview', which my students find really helpful. I hope in the future that my students and I can utilise other chapters of this book with confidence.
Nicely organised and accessible chapters, would recommend for post-graduate level.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Doing Sensory Ethnography: Chapter Two