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Inventive methods : the happening of the social

Author: Celia Lury; Nina Wakeford
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014.
Series: Culture, economy and the social.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Social and cultural research has changed dramatically in the last few years in response to changing conceptions of the empirical, an intensification of interest in interdisciplinary work, and the growing need to communicate with diverse users and audiences. Methods texts, however, have not kept pace with these changes. This volume provides a set of new approaches for the investigation of the contemporary world.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Celia Lury; Nina Wakeford
ISBN: 9780415721103 0415721105 0203854926 9780203854921
OCLC Number: 881063017
Notes: "Hardback edition published 2012"--Title page verso.
Description: xiii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction : a perpetual inventory / Celia Lury and Nina Wakeford --
2. Anecdote / Mike Michael --
3. Category / Evelyn S. Ruppert --
4. Configuration / Lucy Suchman --
5. Experiment : abstract experimentalism / Steven D. Brown --
6. Experiment : the experiment in living / Noortje Marres --
7. List / Andrea Philips --
8. Number / Helen Verran --
9. Pattern, patterning / Janis Jefferies --
10. Pattern / Paul Stenner --
11. Photo-image / Vikki Bell --
12. Phrase / Matthew W. Fuller and Olga Gurionova --
13. Population / Cori Hayden --
14. Probes / Kirsten Boehner, William Gaver and Andy Boucher --
15. Screen / Abdoumaliq Simone --
16. Set / Adrian Mackenzie --
17. Speculation : a method for the unattainable / Luciana Parisi --
18. Tape recorder / Les Back.
Series Title: Culture, economy and the social.
Responsibility: edited by Celia Lury and Nina Wakeford.

Abstract:

Social and cultural research has changed dramatically in the last few years in response to changing conceptions of the empirical, an intensification of interest in interdisciplinary work, and the growing need to communicate with diverse users and audiences. Methods texts, however, have not kept pace with these changes. This volume provides a set of new approaches for the investigation of the contemporary world. Building on the increasing importance of methodologies that cut across disciplines, more than twenty expert authors explain the utility ...

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