Introduction: About Doing Sensory Ethnography PART I: Rethinking Ethnography Through The Senses Chapter 1. Situating Sensory Ethnography: from academia to intervention Chapter 2. Principles For Sensory Ethnography: perception, place, knowing, memory and imagination Chapter 3. Preparing For Sensory Research: practical and orientation issues PART II: Sensory Ethnography In Practice Chapter 4. The Sensoriality Of The Interview: rethinking personal encounters through the senses Chapter 5. Sensory Research Through Participation: from observation to intervention Chapter 6. Mediated Sensory Ethnography: doing and recording sensory ethnography in a digital world PART III: Interpreting And Representing Sensory Knowing Chapter 7. Interpreting Multisensory Research : organising, analysing and meaning making Chapter 8. Representing Sensory Ethnography: communicating, arguing and the non-representational Afterword: 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 Loefgren 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