Kinematic-graphic body: a transdisciplinary method proposal for embodied cities

Bidragets oversatte titel: Den kinematisk-grafiske krop: et transdisciplinært metodeforslag for kropsliggjorte byer

Mariana Valicente, Cintia Ramari, Ethel Pinheiro, Niels Albertsen

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This paper aims to present methodological strategies to a qualitative analysis supported by the interpretation of quantitative data in public urban spaces, as
‘Corpography’ has done. Including new narratives for urban planning and public policies that take into account perspectives that consider not only physical spaces but also the subjective ambiances and performances stimulated by the relationship of the body with public environments is a challenge for the Applied Social Sciences and especially urban ethnographic research. In an effort to evade the limitations caused by a technocratic approach or reductionist analyses of gender in urban spaces and steering towards an approach that considers the social-political body as a unit of analysis, the intention hereby proposed is to raise questions, issues, and possibilities inherent to a research of this nature. Therefore, this paper aims to shed light on theoretical and practical challenges in this kind of research and highlights possible methodological paths to follow in order to fill in those gaps and build a reliable, serious, deep, and complex analysis of gender and public spaces under the perspective of women’s corpographies: the choreography of political bodies active in urban spaces as an alternative of resisting in a gender-excluded city.
Bidragets oversatte titelDen kinematisk-grafiske krop: et transdisciplinært metodeforslag for kropsliggjorte byer
Udgave nummer20
Antal sider10
StatusUdgivet - 21 jul. 2020


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