In this chapter, author Sarah Pink outlines a set of principles for doing sensory ethnography through a focus on questions of perception, place, knowing, memory and imagination. She proposes that one of the goals of the sensory ethnographer is to seek to know places in other people’s worlds that are similar to how they are known by those people. In doing so we aim to come closer to understanding how other people experience, remember and imagine.
Many thanks for this fascinating reading about embodiment, emplacement and entanglement.
I was really captured by the way you link emplacement with space and place studies in ethnography: I think you are arguing that considering “place” is a way of understanding key INTER-relationships between environments and people (and that the researcher is always “there”, Inter-related to the site,and to the participants in a complex dance of knowing and uncertainty.)