From a Certain Point of View: Sensory Phenomenological Envisionings of Running Space and Place

Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn and Hockey, John C (2015) From a Certain Point of View: Sensory Phenomenological Envisionings of Running Space and Place. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 44 (1). pp. 63-83. ISSN 0891-2416

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Abstract

The precise ways in which we go about the mundane, repetitive, social actions of everyday life are central concerns of ethnographers and theorists working within the traditions of the sociology of the mundane and sociological phenomenology. In this article, we utilize insights derived from sociological phenomenology and the newly developing field of sensory sociology to investigate a particular, mundane, and embodied social practice, that of training for distance running in specific places: our favored running routes. For, despite a growing body of ethnographic studies of particular sports, little analytic attention has been devoted to the actual, concrete practices of “doing” or “producing” sporting activity, particularly from a sensory ethnographic perspective. Drawing upon data from a 2-year joint autoethnographic research project, here we explore the visual dimension, focusing upon three key themes in relation to our runners’ visualization of, respectively, (1) hazardous places, (2) performance places, (3) the time–space–place nexus.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online before print October 30, 2013 Podcast available: http://jce.sagepub.com/content/44/1/63/suppl/DC1
Uncontrolled Keywords: sociological phenomenology, sensory ethnography, the senses, the visual, sporting embodiment
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports > GV1060 Track and field athletics
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Computing and Applied Sciences > School of Sport & Exercise
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2015 10:01
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2016 18:56
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2443

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