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.
Chapter 9: Conclusions: Sustainable Places, Activist Practices and Everyday Life
Conclusions: Sustainable Places, Activist Practices and Everyday Life
In this book I have engaged the concepts of practice and place as routes to understanding how everyday life can be situated within social, material, digital, sensory and environmental relations. My argument has been based on a commitment to understanding both practices and places as being open, defined in terms of their potentialities and characterised by movement. Whereas in some existing literatures practices and places have been theorised as having essential qualities and as such are used to describe and determine particular types of empirically observable activities and localities, here I have departed from such a way of thinking. Such understandings have often seen practices as sites of or vehicles ...