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Ethnography of the invisible: energy in the multisensory home

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journal contribution
posted on 27.02.2012 by Sarah Pink
This article is concerned with the question of the ethnography of the invisible: multisensory research about domestic energy practices. In it I draw on existing and imagined research to outline an agenda for doing ethnography of domestic energy consumption practices. I will not be the first to use qualitative methods to research how people consume energy in their homes. Yet my aim is to further the methodological basis for such research by examining the implications of applying a theory of multisensoriality to understanding the co-constitution of the practices and places of domestic energy consumption.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Citation

PINK, S., 2011. Ethnography of the invisible: energy in the multisensory home. Ethnologia Europaea: Journal of European Ethnology, 41 (1), pp. 117 - 128.

Publisher

© Museum Tusculanum Press

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publication date

2011

Notes

This article was published in the journal, Ethnologia Europaea: Journal of European Ethnology [© Museum Tusculanum Press]. Permission to use this version in the Institutional Repository was granted by the Museum Tusculanum Press. The permission is for non-exclusive use.

ISSN

0425-4597;1604-3030

Language

en

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