Emotions, Senses, Spaces
1. Ethnographic intersections: Emotions, senses and spaces
Alison Dundon and Susan R. Hemer
2. 'Dancing for joy': Gender and relational spaces in Papua New Guinea
3. Creating the right 'vibe': Exploring the utilisation of space at Hip Hop concerts in Adelaide and Melbourne
4. Pontic dance: Feeling the absence of homeland
5. Emotional actors/Affective agents: Interspecies edgework and sociotechnical networks in the Spanish bullfight from horseback (rejoneo)
6. Sensual feasting: Transforming spaces and emotions in Lihir
Susan R. Hemer
7. Anxious Spaces: The intersection of sexuality, the senses and emotion in fieldwork in Nepal
8. Interrupted research: Sharing emotions, senses and social space in (and out of) the field
9. Voices in the park: The composition of sacred space and public place
10. Ngadha being-in-common: Emotional attachment to people and place in Flores, Indonesia
11. Trust your senses: Growing wine and making place in McLaren Vale
This volume draws together three core concerns for the social sciences: the senses and embodiment, emotions, and space and place. In so doing, these collected essays consider the ways in which these core concerns are mutually constitutive. This includes how spaces evoke, constrain or are composed by the senses and emotions; the ways in which emotions are generated or transformed in certain spaces and through sensual engagement; and the processes by which embodied senses create spaces and emotions.
The chapters engage with intersections between space, sense and emotion through a range of experiences and activities including dance, bullfights, healing ceremonies, celebrations and music. The authors herein critically examine diverse contexts, in and through which relations between sensate bodies, spaces and places, and emotions are constituted. The chapters draw on long-term ethnographic fieldwork from which the authors critically engage with their material on a fundamental level and contribute to contemporary debates about the nature and experience of emotions, the sensing body, and spaces and places.