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Material Methods

Material Methods
Researching and Thinking with Things

October 2019 | 196 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Material Methods brings together resources for researchers investigating both the material, as well as the social world through material objects we design, buy, make, exchange and collect.

It covers the whole research process, from theoretical underpinnings, selection of methods and their possible uses, as well as representing and analysing data. It introduces students and researchers to the wide range of cross-disciplinary methods which help us to approach and interpret material culture and materials. The book also provides students and researchers with the tools to critically reflect upon pre-existing methods to see their limitations as well as possibilities, and apply them to their own research practice.

1 Introduction
2 Orienting Yourself to Things
3 Object Interviews and Elicitations
4 Provocative Methods: Cultural Probes and Arts-based Methods
5 Understanding Things-in-Relations: Surface Assemblages, Inventories and Interviews
6 Follow the Things
7 Ethnographic Approaches
8 Analyzing, Writing and Disseminating

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