Bourdieusian conception of ethnography, using multiple sources, from audio-recorded interview and focus group narratives to autobiographies written by members of the French community, the original pilot questionnaire, official documentation transmitted to me by the French consulate, observational fieldnotes, photographic evidence of the London-French habitat and digitaldata collected from the internet, which is, by definition, inherently multimodal (including moving/still images, text and other semiotically meaningful affordances).
In addition to my one-to-one interviews
A multimodal reading of archived London-French blogs
(e.g. Basu and Coleman, 2008 ; Miller, 2010 , 2012 ; Pahl and Rowsell, 2010 ; Ankerson, 2011 ; Rowsell, 2011 ; Wang, 2016 ; Asenbaum, 2019 ) and social spheres (e.g. community-led ‘libraries of things’). As if in a desire to cling on to a fading past, where people once felt secure in the grounded reality of their physical world, immersed in a nauseating sea of limitless digitaldata (Kitchin, 2014 ), the solidity of the everyday is attractive (Ankerson, 2019 ). While the twenty-first-century look towards the material provides a counternarrative to