Working with Time in Qualitative Research
Case Studies, Theory and Practice
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This volume creates a conversation between researchers who are actively exploring how working with and reflecting upon time and temporality in the research process can generate new accounts and understandings of social and cultural phenomena and bring new ways of knowing and being into existence.
The book makes a significant contribution to the enhancement of the social sciences and humanities by charting research methods that link reflectively articulate notions of time to knowledge production in these areas. Contributors explore how researchers are beginning to adopt tactics such as time visibility, hacking time, making time, witnessing temporal power and caring for temporal disruptions as resources for qualitative research. The book collects fields as disparate as futures studies and history, literary analysis and urban design, utopian studies and science and technology studies, bringing together those who are working with temporality reflexively as a powerful epistemological tool for scholarship and research inquiry. It surfaces and foregrounds the methodological challenges and possibilities raised. In so doing, this collection will serve as a resource for both new and experienced researchers in the humanities and social sciences, seeking to understand the tools that are emerging, both theoretical and methodological, for working with time as part of research design.
This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of research methods, time and temporality, future studies and the environmental humanities.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Working with time as method, Keri Facer, Johan Siebers, Bradon Smith Chapter 1: The Paris boulevard autrement, Carlos López Galviz Chapter 2: No futures: Design for a renewed focus on the present, Larissa Pschetz Chapter 3: Times of urgencies: Scenarios as speculative improvisations for the Anthropocene, Renata Tyszczuk Chapter 4: Bringing the past back to life? Working with time in community history, Sarah Lloyd Chapter 5: Site time: The process of building through and with time, Prue Chiles Chapter 6: Paying attention to time in communication research, Johan Siebers Chapter 7: Doing time in social science and humanities research: Working with repetition and re-reading, Elizabeth Hoult Chapter 8: Plagues, time, traumas and responsibilities: Reading time as a way of living, Victor Jeleniewski Seidler Chapter 9: The rhythms of research, Kate Spencer-Bennett Chapter 10: Clocking invisible labour in the academy: The politics of working with time, Paulina Sliwa, Arathi Sriprakash, Ella Whiteley and Tyler Denmead Chapter 11: Working with/in time: How university timescapes shape knowledge, Keri Facer, Bradon Smith A (temporary) Glossary Time as method: A manifesto, Keri Facer, Johan Siebers, Bradon Smith
Keri Facer is Professor of Educational and Social Futures at the University of Bristol. She works on the relationship between education, knowledge practices and long term environmental, social and technological change. She is Joint Editor-in-Chief of Futures, was Zennström Professor of Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University from 2018-2020, AHRC Leadership Fellow for the Connected Communities Programme from 2012-2018, and research director of Futurelab from 2001-2008. She publishes in areas ranging from technological change to learning cities, university futures and climate change.
Johan Siebers is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion in the Department of Criminology and Sociology at Middlesex University London, UK and Director of the Ernst Bloch Centre for German Thought at the Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London. He is the co-editor of Models of Communication (Routledge, 2019) and the founding and principal editor of Empedocles: European Journal for Philosophy of Communication. He is co-editor of the book series Routledge Research in Anticipation and Futures.
Bradon Smith is an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Bristol with research interests in the Environmental and Energy Humanities – particularly the representation of climate change and energy futures in contemporary literature and culture – and temporality in research. He was a Research Associate on the AHRC-funded project Stories of Change: Exploring energy and community in the past, present and future (2014-2017), and co-editor of a special double issue of the journal Resilience entitled Stories of Energy (2019).