Situating Everyday Life: Practices and Places

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SAGE Publications, May 15, 2012 - Social Science - 166 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

RETHINKING ABOUT EVERYDAY LIFE AND ACTIVISM
1
PRACTICES AND PLACES
14
METHODOLOGIES AND METHODS
30
PUTTING KITCHEN PRACTICES IN PLACE
48
LAUNDRY ROUTES AND ENERGY FLOWS
66
MAKING A GARDEN PLACE
84
SUSTAINABLE ACTIVIST PLACES PRACTICES AND REPRESENTATIONS
103
THINKING ABOUT ACTIVISM AND THE INTERNET
123
SUSTAINABLE PLACES ACTIVIST PRACTICES AND EVERYDAY LIFE
141
BIBLIOGRAPHY
151
INDEX
163
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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).  

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