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The study of everyday life is fundamental to our understanding of modern society. This book provides a coherent, interdisciplinary way to engage with everyday activities and environments. Arguing for an innovative, ethnographic approach, it uses detailed examples, based in real world and digital research, to bring its theories to life. Sarah Pink focuses on the sensory, embodied, mobile, and mediated elements of practice and place as a route to understanding wider issues. By doing so, she convincingly outlines a robust theoretical and methodological approach to understanding contemporary everyday life and activism.

Researching Practices, Places and Representations: Methodologies and Methods
Researching practices, places and representations: Methodologies and methods

The everyday is where we live our lives. It is subsequently a site from which research, activism and intervention emerge and are increasingly combined in new ways as engaged scholars become implicated in projects that seek to bring about changes. Yet we cannot directly capture its constant flow. It both prevails on us and slips through our fingers. This methodological problem is equally insistent regardless of the disciplinary origins of the researcher or research topic, yet scholars who root their epistemologies in, for instance, sociology, geography, cultural studies or anthropology deal with it in different ways. Very broadly this might involve choices between treating the everyday as data, as representation ...

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