Senses Matter: A Sensory Ethnography of Urban Cycling

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/600920
Title:
Senses Matter: A Sensory Ethnography of Urban Cycling
Authors:
Cox, Peter
Abstract:
In recent research I have been considering the question, “how do people ride in the city, when bicycling is a mundane phenomenon?” The core of this investigation builds on a discussion between the contributors to Cycling Cultures (Cox 2015) seeking to understand everyday practices and to evaluate appropriate methods for doing so. I wanted to explore in particular how important the physical spaces in which people ride are for the ways in which people ride. As sensory beings, our sensory experiences should have an important impact upon our choices and behaviours at a collective, as well as individual level. My working hypothesis was that they are very important but problematic to measure in any meaningful way.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Cox, P. (2017 - in press) Senses Matter: A Sensory Ethnography of Urban Cycling. In K. Hartmann-Petersen, E. L. P. Fjalland, M. Freudendal-Pedersen (Eds.), Experiencing Networked Urban Mobilities. Springer.
Publisher:
Springer
Publication Date:
Oct-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/600920
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
ISBN:
9781138712317
Sponsors:
This work was enabled by a Leverhulme International Academic Fellowship (IAF-2014-016) entitled “Developing cross-disciplinary research into bicycling and the environment”, undertaken at the Rachel Carson Center for Society and Environment in Munich, 2014/5.
Appears in Collections:
Social and Political Science

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dc.contributor.authorCox, Peteren
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-08T14:31:16Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-08T14:31:16Zen
dc.date.issued2017-10en
dc.identifier.citationCox, P. (2017 - in press) Senses Matter: A Sensory Ethnography of Urban Cycling. In K. Hartmann-Petersen, E. L. P. Fjalland, M. Freudendal-Pedersen (Eds.), Experiencing Networked Urban Mobilities. Springer.en
dc.identifier.isbn9781138712317-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/600920en
dc.description.abstractIn recent research I have been considering the question, “how do people ride in the city, when bicycling is a mundane phenomenon?” The core of this investigation builds on a discussion between the contributors to Cycling Cultures (Cox 2015) seeking to understand everyday practices and to evaluate appropriate methods for doing so. I wanted to explore in particular how important the physical spaces in which people ride are for the ways in which people ride. As sensory beings, our sensory experiences should have an important impact upon our choices and behaviours at a collective, as well as individual level. My working hypothesis was that they are very important but problematic to measure in any meaningful way.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was enabled by a Leverhulme International Academic Fellowship (IAF-2014-016) entitled “Developing cross-disciplinary research into bicycling and the environment”, undertaken at the Rachel Carson Center for Society and Environment in Munich, 2014/5.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.subjectSociology of cyclingen
dc.subjectresearch methodsen
dc.subjectsensory ethnographyen
dc.titleSenses Matter: A Sensory Ethnography of Urban Cyclingen
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
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