The sensorium at work: the sensory phenomenology of the working body

Hockey, John C ORCID: 0000-0002-5826-8005 and Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn (2009) The sensorium at work: the sensory phenomenology of the working body. Sociological Review, 57 (2). pp. 217-239. doi:10.1111/j.1467-954X.2009.01827.x

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The sociology of the body and the sociology of work and occupations have both neglected to some extent the study of the ‘working body’ in paid employment, particularly with regard to empirical research into the sensory aspects of working practices. This gap is perhaps surprising given how strongly the sensory dimension features in much of working life.This article is very much a first step in calling for a more phenomenological, embodied and ‘fleshy’ perspective on the body in employment, and examines some of the theoretical and conceptual resources available to researchers wishing to focus on the lived working-body experiences of the sensorium. We also consider some possible representational forms for a more evocative, phenomenologically-inspired portrayal of sensory, lived-working-body experiences, and offer suggestions for future avenues of research.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2015 10:53
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:25

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