Further Reading

Further reading links to supplement your studies.

  • Davidson et al. (2005) bring together geographers and sociologies to present case studies and approaches at the intersection between emotions and concepts of space. New ways of approaching and appreciating established concerns such as gender, race, sexuality, mental health and aging are accompanied by explorations in deeper emotions such as death and loss, and these are placed in the wider context of environmental and cultural politics.
    Davidson, J., Bondi, L. and Smith, M. (eds) (2005) Emotional Geographies. London: Ashgate.
  • McCormack (2013) presents insights from critical theorists as focused on the domains of the moving body – from dance therapy and choreography through radio sports commentary.  Geographies of experimental participation enable new ways of thinking and remaking maps of experience, using the central concept of the ‘refrain’.
    McCormack, D. (2013) Refrains for Moving Bodies: Experience and Experiment in Affective Spaces. Durham and London: Duke University Press.
  • Vannini (2015) is an attempt to address the use of non-representational theory in research.  It covers issues of data, evidence, methods, styles and genres of research and research presentation and the ways that non-representational theory and perspectives influence these through the research process.
    Vannini, P. (2015) Non-representational research methodologies: An Introduction. In Vannini, P. (ed) Non-Representational Methodologies: Re-Envisioning Research. Routledge: London, 1‒18.
  • Widdowfield (2000) provides a personal account of undertaking research, and a more general consideration of the benefits or otherwise of including emotions in the research process.  Some further opportunities to extend and structure the debate concerning the affective are also addressed.
    Widdowfield, R. (2000) ‘The place of emotions in academic research’, Area, 32(2): 199‒208.