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Methods Lab SERIES

HOW TO DO SOCIAL RESEARCH WITH....

The first publication in the series is a collective untext book called “How To Do Social Research With….” with contributions from 30 Goldsmiths Sociology staff.

EDITORS:
Rebecca Coleman, Kat Jungnickel & Nirmal Puwar
PUBLISHER:Goldsmiths Press

This is the first work-in-progress publication for the Methods Lab series.

BRIEF OUTLINE

  • “How to do social research with….”

is a collection of 30 cutting-edge experimental multi-modal, sensory, participatory and practice-based research projects

 

  • This catalogue of methods draws on the wealth of cutting-edge critical and creative social research from the Goldsmiths Sociology Department to offer an engaged guide to doing research with a range of unexpected things.

 

  • It builds a case for an understanding of contemporary social research as interdisciplinary, responsive, dynamic and vital in studying and shaping social worlds.

CHAPTERS

The collection focuses on multiple assemblages of objects, media, materials, practices, relations, devices and atmospheres, spanning methods and topics including:

chilies

curating

bowling balls

archiving

documents

plastic

theatre

knitting

documents

participants

drawing

idocs

infection

body-mapping

animals

music

infrastructure

performance

peers

collage

sewing

drawing

infection

experiments

ghosts

podcasting

para-sites

wax

EXTRA MATERIALS:

  • A library of audio-visual materials will accompany the print and digital versions of the book.

 

  • These materials will be similar to a series of films made a few years ago by Goldsmiths sociology staff and students, present and past, on the objects, materials, media, atmospheres they do research with. [See the Resources page for more examples]

Evelyn Ruppert: BIG DATA

Les Back: MUSIC

Kat Jungnickel: COSTUME

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more about the Methods Lab Series.