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Title: Video and a sense of the invisible: approaching domestic energy consumption through the sensory home
Authors: Pink, Sarah
Leder Mackley, Kerstin
Keywords: Visual anthropology
Sensory ethnography
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: University of Surrey, the University of Stirling, the British Sociological Association and SAGE Publications Ltd. © Sociological Research Online
Citation: PINK, S. and LEDER MACKLEY, K., 2012. Video and a sense of the invisible: approaching domestic energy consumption through the sensory home. Sociological Research Online, 17 (1).
Abstract: This article proposes and demonstrates an approach to understanding everyday life that takes as its starting point the sensory aesthetics of place. In doing so it advances a video-ethnography approach to studying 'invisible' elements of everyday domestic life through the prism of the sensory home. Our concern is chiefly methodological: first, we take a biography of method approach to explain and identify the status of the research knowledge this approach can produce; second, we outline how the video tour as a multisensorial and collaborative research encounter can open up understandings of home as place-event; finally, we probe the status of video as ethnographic description by inviting the reader/viewer to access ways of knowing as they are inscribed in embedded clips, in relation to our written argument. To demonstrate this we discuss and embed clips from a pilot video tour developed as part of an interdisciplinary research project, seeking to understand domestic energy consumption as entangled in everyday practices, experiences and creativities.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Sociological Research Online [© Sociological Research Online] and the definitive version is available at: http://www.socresonline.org.uk/17/1/3.html
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.5153/sro.2583
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/13471
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.5153/sro.2583
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