Embodied Research Methods
- Torkild Thanem - Stockholm University, Sweden
- David Knights - Lancaster University, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Philosophy of Research | Qualitative Research (General)
Disembodied research erects false dichotomies between flesh and reason, and between the corporeal and the social. By contrast, Torkild Thanem and David Knights engage with approaches and practices that exploit the body’s capacity to generate knowledge, craft lively accounts, and create fleshy concepts. These approaches enrich our understanding of how people live, work, and interact with their bodies within the social world.
Thanem and Knights discuss methods, practices, and personal experiences which involve bodies in the research process – in generating and analysing empirical material, reflecting on the work they do as researchers, and turning research into written text.
Embodied Research Methods is an important and practical resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students across the social sciences, and a thought-provoking read for researchers in these areas.
This book will not only provoke its readers to think differently about embodiment.
It will also get them to change the way they carry out their social investigations.
This book is a pleasant experience for scientists who want to put feeling in their research [translated from dutch]