Introduction: About Doing Sensory EthnographyPART I: Rethinking Ethnography Through The SensesChapter 1. Situating Sensory Ethnography: from academia to interventionChapter 2. Principles For Sensory Ethnography: perception, place, knowing, memory and imaginationChapter 3. Preparing For Sensory Research: practical and orientation issuesPART II: Sensory Ethnography In PracticeChapter 4. The Sensoriality Of The Interview: rethinking personal encounters through the sensesChapter 5. Sensory Research Through Participation: from observation to interventionChapter 6. Mediated Sensory Ethnography: doing and recording sensory ethnography in a digital worldPART III: Interpreting And Representing Sensory KnowingChapter 7. Interpreting Multisensory Research : organising, analysing and meaning makingChapter 8. Representing Sensory Ethnography: communicating, arguing and the non-representationalAfterword: Imagining Sensory Futures: ethnography, design and future studies
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).
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. -- Orvar Lofgren 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. -- Andrew Irving