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Studies in Public and Applied Anthropology
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Theoretical Scholarship and Applied Practice
Edited by Sarah Pink, Vaike Fors, and Tom O'Dell
254 pages, 1 illus., 1 table, bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-78533-416-0 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (April 2017)
eISBN 978-1-78533-417-7 eBook
“This book provides a well-grounded and meticulously described account of a number of projects involving ‘publics’ and external stakeholders in the process of doing research. The editors address a gap in academic knowledge, providing rich and useful detail about the nature of, and practices involved in, collaborative interdisciplinary research.” · Kate Pahl, University of Sheffield
Academics across the globe are being urged by universities and research councils to do research that impacts the world beyond academia. Yet to date there has been very little reflection amongst scholars and practitioners in these fields concerning the relationship between the theoretical and engaged practices that emerge through such forms of scholarship. Theoretical Scholarship and Applied Practice investigates the ways in which theoretical research has been incorporated into recent applied practices across the social sciences and humanities. This collection advances our understanding of the ethics, values, opportunities and challenges that emerge in the making of engaged and interdisciplinary scholarship.
Sarah Pink is a social anthropologist whose research includes a focus on visual methodologies and the relationship between applied and academic anthropology. Her books include Doing Visual Ethnography (2001), Home Truths (2004), Working Images (2004) and Applications of Anthropology (2005). She is Professor of Design and Emerging Technology at Monash University, Australia.
Vaike Fors is Director of the Swedish Centre for Applied Cultural Analysis, and Associate Professor in Pedagogy at Halmstad University in Sweden.
Tom O’Dell is Professor of Ethnology in the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences at Lund University, Sweden.
Subject: Applied Anthropology
PART I: THEORETICAL SCHOLARSHIP AND APPLIED PRACTICE: OPPORTUNITIES, ETHICS AND ENTANGLEMENTS
Editor’s Introduction: Theoretical Scholarship and Applied Practice: opportunities and challenges of working in the in-between
Sarah Pink, Vaike Fors and Tom O’Dell
Chapter 1. Ethics in a changing world: embracing uncertainty, understanding futures and making responsible interventions
PART II: MAKING CONTACT AND MAKING SENSE
Chapter 2. Workshops as nodes of knowledge co-production: beyond ideas of automagical synergies
Martin Berg and Vaike Fors
Chapter 3. The Conversation Analytic Role-play Method: tacit methods, endogenous impact and interactional ‘nudges’ in applied interaction analysis
Elizabeth Stokoe and Rein Sikveland
Chapter 4. Making Theory, Making Interventions: doing applied scholarship at the in between in safety research
Sarah Pink, Jennie Morgan and Andrew Dainty
PART III: WORKING IN INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAMS
Chapter 5. From Emplaced Knowing to Interdisciplinary Knowledge: Sensory Ethnography in Energy Research
Kerstin Leder Mackley and Sarah Pink
Chapter 6. Working Across Disciplines: Using Visual Methods in Participatory Frameworks
PART IV: LETTING GO AND MOVING FORWARD
Chapter 7. How to gain traction? From theoretical scholarship to applied outcomes in energy demand research and housing research
Yolande Strengers, Cecily Maller and Larissa Nicholls
Chapter 8. The Social Life of HOMAGO
Heather A. Horst
Chapter 9. Entanglements: Issues in Applied Research and Theoretical Scholarship
Tom O’Dell and Robert Willim
PART V: AFTERWORD
Chapter 10. Afterword: The deep dynamics of the between
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