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posted on 12.12.2016, 19:20 by Katy Bennett, A. Cochrane, G. Mohan, S. Neal
In this paper we reflect on the kind of listening that happens in research whilst taking part in a keep fit group and getting sweaty, that pushes us to ask an interviewee ‘Are you alright?’ and haunts us when the project is over. This is the kind of listening that weaves through, around and beyond what is immediately heard, including the unspoken, the articulateness of objects and the listening that comes through participating. The paper stems from a project concerned with how people live, experience and manage cultural diversity and ethnic difference in their everyday lives in urban England. Divided into two sections, the first part introduces our methods that included participant observation, interviews and repeat in-depth discussion group meetings. The second section reflects on our experiences of listening whilst doing, explores feelings that mediate listening and considers the time involved in listening.

Funding

Finally, we would like to thank the ESRC for funding the research ‘Living Multiculture: the new geographies of ethnic diversity and the changing formations of multiculture in England’ (ES/J007676/1).

History

Citation

Emotion, Space and Society 2015, 17, pp. 7-14 (8)

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING/Department of Geography/Human Geography

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Published in

Emotion

Publisher

Elsevier for Society for Study of Emotion, Affect and Space

issn

1755-4586

eissn

1878-0040

Acceptance date

12/10/2015

Copyright date

2015

Available date

12/12/2016

Publisher version

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1755458615300566

Language

en