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The intersections of language, space and time
Bettina Migge and Mary Gilmartin

, 2000) and audio-recordings of spontaneous everyday interactions. The interview is also increasingly used as a way to gain a structured insight into people’s (language) ideologies. Triangulation has significantly improved understandings of the local social structure, including the kinds of social groupings and categories that are salient, the social practices and ideologies linked to them, and the role of language in their construction (Eckert, 2000; Ochs, 1992). The influence of developments in sociolinguistics was evident in our approach to the interview. People who

in Migrations
Martyn Hammersley

forms of qualitative research in several, quite specific, ways. Up to the early 1970s a great deal of it relied on fieldnotes as data. However, with cheap and portable audio-recorders becoming available towards the end of that period, these increasingly came to be used alongside, or instead of, writing fieldnotes.7 Later still, camcorders or video cameras also began to be employed by some qualitative researchers, and these too offered advantages, in particular the possibility of replaying recordings of sequences of social interaction audiovisually and thereby

in The radicalism of ethnomethodology
Racial capitalism and workplace resistance
Ben Rogaly

expressed nostalgia for the gangs as we sat recording her oral history interview in the sunshine in the garden of her terraced home in the centre of Peterborough in 2011. She later channelled the emotion of her recollections into a new poem on the subject.50 When larger, more commercial temporary work agencies specialising in international migrant workers became predominant from the 1990s, Keely had seen her family move out of the labour-supplying business because, she believed, it became impossible to both compete and be humane: And they were quite … the gangmasters used

in Stories from a migrant city
Irish republican media activism since the Good Friday Agreement
Author: Paddy Hoey

Newspapers, magazines and pamphlets have always been central, almost sacred, forms of communication within Irish republican political culture. While social media is becoming the primary ideological battleground in many democracies, Irish republicanism steadfastly expresses itself in the traditional forms of activist journalism.

Shinners, Dissos and Dissenters is a long-term analysis of the development of Irish republican activist media since 1998 and the tumultuous years following the end of the Troubles. It is the first in-depth analysis of the newspapers, magazines and online spaces in which the differing strands of Irish republicanism developed and were articulated during a period where schism and dissent defined a return to violence.

Based on an analysis of Irish republican media outlets as well as interviews with the key activists that produced them, this book provides a compelling long-term snapshot of a political ideology in transition. It reveals how Irish Republicanism was moulded by the twin forces of the Northern Ireland Peace Process and the violent internal ideological schism that threatened a return to the ‘bad old days’ of the Troubles.

This book is vital for those studying Irish politics and those interestedin activism as it provides new insights into the role that modern activist media forms have played in the ideological development of a 200-year-old political tradition.

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Emotions and research
Hannah Jones, Yasmin Gunaratnam, Gargi Bhattacharyya, William Davies, Sukhwant Dhaliwal, Emma Jackson and Roiyah Saltus

lost bodily expression and vocal nuance. This is why some researchers work between an audio/visual recording and a transcript. Listening to or watching an interview or research interaction can enrich analysis, helping us to notice extra-linguistic data – when someone is being sarcastic or feels uncomfortable. This type of work is also more time-consuming, so needs to be addressed in the planning stages of a study. Dissemination is another

in Go home?
Sarah Glynn

people who had not reached adulthood in 1971. 7 Mohammed Israel, interviewed 25 February 2006 by Jamil Iqbal for Swadhinata Trust and University of Surrey, ‘Oral History Project’. The EPLF was dissolved when the broader Birmingham Action Committee was established. 8 Interviewed by Caroline Adams, 19 March 1998, tape recording (Tower Hamlets Local History Library). 9 Ibid. 10 Sheikh Mannan, interviewed by Caroline Adams, 19 March 1998, tape recording, and by the author, 30 March 2002. 11 Faruque Ahmed, Bengal Politics in Britain: Logic, Dynamics and Disharmony (North

in Class, ethnicity and religion in the Bengali East End
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Methods for exploring mundane jographies
Simon Cook

conversation while running without becoming breathless. Audio recording was the next challenge to overcome in using GAIs for running, which is far from simple. Not only is there the issue of somehow carrying an audio recording device while running, but ensuring that it can pick up all parties without being dominated by the noise of wind or passing vehicles can also be difficult. So far, I have used two different set-ups for audio recording. One of my projects was based in Plymouth, UK. Plymouth is a relatively small and quiet English city, which afforded a simpler

in Mundane Methods
Walking from the mundane to the marvellous
Morag Rose

generated empathy between them. Walking also aids kinaesthetic learning through the engagement of multiple senses and an innate desire to ‘show and tell’, as explored by Pink ( 2015 ) as part of what she terms ‘sensory ethnography’. Mobile methodologies like walking can create problems, especially around recording data. Jones et al. ( 2008 ) are critical of studies which do not attempt to physically map the places where participants make revelations, believing there needs to be a precise record of where something has been said so that this can be linked with the

in Mundane Methods
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Unfolding oral history methods
Alison Slater

collected background contextual information relating to these factors, but it was recorded in writing prior to the interview to ensure anonymity in the audio recording (Slater, 2011 ). Some oral historians, including myself, use standardised interview questions to compare responses from different interviewees. Others have a schedule of topics to discuss. Where questions are used, the type of question asked should be considered. Ideally, a combination of open and closed questions should be used to allow the interviewee to share anything they feel is relevant. For example

in Mundane Methods
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Conducting (self) interviews at sea for a surfer’s view of surfing
Lyndsey Stoodley

observed in conjunction with their verbal responses, all of which are affected by the environment bearing on their senses. Self-interviews thus have wide application as a mobile method, where traditional techniques and modes of recording fail to capture the nuances of movement and motion as they are happening. In the case of my research, taking place at sea, the interview participant is not only thinking about surfing, but is also seeing, hearing, feeling it. The smells and sounds of the coast, the temperature and movement of the water, the taste of salt in the

in Mundane Methods