Carrying As Method: Listening to Bodies as Archives

Puwar, Nirmal. 2021. Carrying As Method: Listening to Bodies as Archives. Body & Society, 27(1), pp. 3-26. ISSN 1357-034X [Article]

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Abstract or Description

This article unpacks the notion of ‘carrying’ as an embodied set of influences that bear upon our research practices and journeys. It is widely recognised that we acquire and carry a body of books as intellectual companionship. It is not however readily acknowledged how we as researchers carry sounds, aesthetics, traumas and obsessions, which stay with us and take time to appear before us, as methodological projects within our grasp. Researchers are carriers embarked on exchanges in a double sense. Firstly, we are embodied and affected by our life trajectories. There is a temporality to our research which is entwined with the very knots of our lives. Secondly, we are carriers through the specific ways in which we activate our research materials and relationships. In this article, the two elements of carrying are underlined as being intimately related.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1177/1357034X20946810

Keywords:

archives, carrying, dementia, giddha, inter-generational, methods, song

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology

Dates:

DateEvent
9 June 2020Accepted
11 December 2020Published Online
1 March 2021Published

Item ID:

29115

Date Deposited:

28 Jul 2020 15:08

Last Modified:

03 Sep 2021 12:07

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

https://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/29115

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