Improvising bags choreographies: Disturbing normative ways of doing research

TAYLOR, Carol, FAIRCHILD, Nikki, KORO-LJUNGBERG, Mirka, CAREY, Neil, BENOZZO, Angelo and ELMENHORST, Constanse (2018). Improvising bags choreographies: Disturbing normative ways of doing research. Qualitative Inquiry.

Bag choreographies Final Revised 12 Dec 2017.pdf - Accepted Version
All rights reserved.

Download (768kB) | Preview
Link to published version::


Post-qualitative research-creation improvisations offer new possibilities to explore method/ology. In this article we question how bags, as seemingly mundane objects, work as ontologically lively matter – as active agencies – to choreograph human-nonhuman relations and heterogeneous materialities. Working from three questions – How might a bag become? What do bags do? What do bags enable and enact? – we discuss four research-creation improvisations and the insights they generated. The article maps how bags choreographies put affects, bodies and materialities into co-motional relations in order to disturb normative approaches to research both within conference sessions and through writing articles.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bags; post-qualitative; research-creation; choreographies; thing power; materialities
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Institute of Education
Departments: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities > Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion
Identification Number:
Depositing User: Carol Taylor
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2017 11:36
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2018 14:07

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics