With–In Bodies: Research Assemblages of the Sensory and the Embodied

Page, Tara, ed. 2023. With–In Bodies: Research Assemblages of the Sensory and the Embodied, Humanities, . 2076-0787 [Edited Journal]

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Bodies and things are not as separate as we were once taught, and their intra-relationship is vital to how we come to know ourselves as humans and how we learn and understand our environments- our place-worlds. bell hooks (1994) conceives of pedagogy as a ‘union of the mind, body and spirit, not just for striving for knowledge in books, but knowledge about how to live in the world’ (15) and using this conception, the practice and theories of teaching and learning can then be understood as an entanglement of the body with the world (social and material) to learn from but that also teaches. So, the body-bodies are complex intra-actions (Barad, 2007) of the social and affective, where embodiment is a process of intra-actions with other bodies and the body/ies. These embodiment practices are core to our ways of knowing, learning and being. This Special Issue of Humanities brings together research and research processes that are embodied, affective and relational to explore complex materialities of bodies that focus on methodology, theoretical framework/s, and bodies immersed in social relations of power. This special issue examines how we are always with-in bodies and how research assemblages work the entanglements of bodies with-in matter, bodies with-in theory, bodies with-in practice, bodies with-in research, and bodies with-in other bodies to develop the new, disrupt the current and bring together knowledge and understandings of embodiment across disciplines and place-worlds. This Special Issue of Humanities entangles practice with research, theory with practice, and bodies with-in methods. It ultimately works the spaces between disciplines to enable a place that enriches, extends, and disrupts how we do, make, think about, and talk about research with-in bodies- working the spaces between traditional forms of scholarship and research outputs.

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Edited Journal


bodies, embodiment, sensory, research, practice, social, material

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Educational Studies > Centre for the Arts and Learning
Educational Studies



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20 Mar 2024 14:16

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20 Mar 2024 14:16



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