Book Chapter

Writing through the Body: Political, Personal, Practical

Amanda Sinclair, Donna Kadkin

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Business and Management Research Methods: History and Traditions | Sage Publications | Published : 2018

Abstract

What does it mean to write ‘through the body'? How does the materiality of your body, your perceptions and responses, affect who you are as a writer, what is important for you to write about and how you go about writing? And how can you bring more of your embodied knowing – your hunches and gut feel, your tastes and senses – to your research, writing it in ways that are vivid and enlivening for you and your readers? In this chapter we explore these questions and argue that attending to the memories, emotions and physically anchored learning that bodies carry enables researchers to learn ...

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