PARTICIPATORY SENSORY ETHNOGRAPHY: A collaborative methodology for understanding everyday journeys of disabled people

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The Routledge International Handbook of Sensory Ethnography


The chapter explains how the use of participatory sensory ethnography helped to understand how sensations affect the daily experiences of disabled people who rely on powered assistive technologies. The chapter is structured in three sections. The first outlines the research design background and its grounding in disability studies. The second discusses our participatory sensory ethnography under the headings: recruitment, embodied methods, and participatory data analysis. Co-researchers were both verbal and non-verbal. To conclude, the chapter outlines methodological learning working across critical disability studies and participant sensory ethnography.

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