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Walking through social research

Author: Charlotte Bates; Alex Rhys-Taylor
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2018.
Series: Routledge advances in research methods
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As an ethnographic method walking has a long history, but it has only recently begun to attract focused attention. By walking alongside participants, researchers have been able to observe, experience, and make sense of a broad range of everyday practices. At the same time, the idea of talking and walking with participants has enabled research to be informed by the landscapes in which it takes place. By sharing  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charlotte Bates; Alex Rhys-Taylor
ISBN: 1138393142 9781138393141
OCLC Number: 1045184357
Description: xii, 202 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Finding our feet / Charlotte Bates and Alex Rhys-Taylor --
Railway lands / Emma Jackson --
Marchers and steppers: Memory, city life and walking / Les Back --
Seeing the need: Urban outreach as sensory walking / Tom Hall and Robin James Smith --
Desire lines: Walking in Woolwich / Charlotte Bates --
Keep walking: Notes on how to research urban pasts and futures / Helena Holgersson --
Walking together: Understanding young people's experiences of living in neighborhoods in transition / Andrew Clark --
Westfield Stratford city: A walk through millennial urbanism / Alex Rhys-Taylor --
Walking, falling, telling: The anecdote and the mis-step as a 'research event' / Mike Michael --
Air walk: Monitoring pollution and experimenting with speculative forms of participation / Jennifer Gabrys --
Listening walks: A method of multiplicity / Michael Gallagher and Jonathan Prior --
Wild walking: A twofold critique of the walk-along method / Phillip Vannini and April Vannini --
Walking W8 in Manolos / Caroline Knowles.
Series Title: Routledge advances in research methods
Responsibility: edited by Charlotte Bates and Alex Rhys-Taylor.

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As an ethnographic method walking has a long history, but it has only recently begun to attract focused attention. By walking alongside participants, researchers have been able to observe, experience, and make sense of a broad range of everyday practices. At the same time, the idea of talking and walking with participants has enabled research to be informed by the landscapes in which it takes place. By sharing conversations in place, and at the participants' pace, sociologists are beginning to develop both a feel for, and a theoretical understanding of, the transient, embodied and multisensual aspects of walking. The result, as this collection demonstrates, is an understanding of the social world evermore congruent with people's lived experiences of it.

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Walking Through Social Research is a poignant collection of essays that explores walking as immersion in city life. This rich and compelling collection engages with issues of violence, speculation Read more...

 
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