Sensoriality, social interaction, and ‘doing sensing’ in physical-cultural ethnographies, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography

Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn, McNarry, Gareth and Evans, Adam (2021) Sensoriality, social interaction, and ‘doing sensing’ in physical-cultural ethnographies, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography . ISSN 0891-2416

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Abstract

As recently highlighted, despite a burgeoning field of sensory ethnography, the practices, production, and accountability of the senses in specific social interactional contexts remain sociologically under-explored. To contribute original insights to a literature on the sensuous body in physical–cultural contexts, here we adopt an ethnomethodologically sensitive perspective to focus on the accomplishment, social organization, and accountability of sensoriality in interaction. Exploring instances of the senses at work in social interaction, we utilize data from two ethnographic research projects to investigate the production of running-together and swimming-together by skilled, experienced practitioners. We focus on two interlinked sensory modalities: auditory attunement, and vision and intercorporeality, identified as key dimensions of sensory embodiment and “togethering” in these particular domains.

Keywords:Sociology, Phenomenology, The senses, Social interaction, Ethnomethodology, Hearing, Vision, Distance running, Swimming, Sport
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C600 Sports Science
L Social studies > L300 Sociology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Sport and Exercise Science
ID Code:44945
Deposited On:03 Jun 2021 11:46

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