Doing Sensory Ethnography
- Sarah Pink - Monash University, Australia
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.
Doing Sensory Ethnography is an essential, readable and above all fascinating volume that is required reading across disciplines and for anyone interested in or working on the senses.
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.
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.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Doing Sensory Ethnography: Chapter Two