The promise and practice of spontaneous prose

Honeybun-Arnolda, Elliot (2018) The promise and practice of spontaneous prose. cultural geographies. ISSN 1474-4740

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    Abstract

    Spontaneous prose can and should be used by non-representational geographers to creatively aid, inform and craft ethnographical analyses. Here, I propose that cultural and social geographers utilise this method, deployed from a genre of literature that characterised and defined the 1950s ‘Beat Generation’ of the United States, to aid in non-representational ethnographic note-taking by discussing the possible synergies between spontaneous prose and non-representational methodology, using an example from ethnographical research in the Norsk Oljemuseum, Stavanger, Norway.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: ethnography,kerouac,methodology,non-representational,practices,spontaneous prose
    Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
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    Depositing User: LivePure Connector
    Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2018 15:30
    Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019 16:00
    URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/68919
    DOI: 10.1177/1474474018811664

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