P10
Corporealities, cognition and the interview

Convenors:
Georgiana Gore (University of Clermont Auvergne)
Geraldine Rix-Lièvre (Blaise Pascal University)
Chair:
Georgiana Gore
Location:
Lecture Theatre LT5
Start time:
14 April, 2010 at 14:30
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

This panel focuses on the relevance and use of interview techniques for an understanding of corporeal practices and experience, and of the tacit knowledge which informs these. We invite theoretically or ethnographically oriented presentations which address methods fostering a reflexive approach.

Long abstract:

This panel focuses on the relevance and use of interview techniques for an understanding of corporeal practices and experience, and of the tacit knowledge which informs these. We take as premises that all action is inherently meaningful and contextually situated, and that, in order to make sense of what is at play in the course of a given activity, observational inferences are inadequate and interview techniques are the best means available. Examples of such techniques which aim to resituate the respondent in the lived context, to assist in focusing on experience, and to elicit verbalisation on action include the phenomenologically inspired explicitation interview (Vermersch 1994), stimulated recall from video film, and so on. We invite theoretically oriented or ethnographically based presentations which address any of these or other more recent, innovative methods all of which foster a reflexive approach to the elucidation of the corporeal and of practical knowledge.