This essay is inspired by Kathleen Stewart's call to pay attention to the affective, material, and relational qualities of everyday life, and by the posthuman imperative that we recognize how we are imbricated with all creatures, objects, and forces in our worlds. It assembles little scenes of weather in everyday life, aiming for an atmospheric attunement to the elemental and domestic, and exploring these through some of the work of critical geographers on affect and atmosphere. As I meander through moments and events of weather in the everyday, I keep close to home, literally, in these scenes of ordinary life.
Ordinary Atmospheres and Minor Weather Events
Susanne Gannon is Associate Professor in the Centre for Educational Research at Western Sydney University, Australia. She draws on theories of place, bodies, post humanism, and affect in order to better understand how particular ways of being are enabled or closed down. She is interested in all sorts of materialities and representations, including and exceeding the “real” accounts of lived experience that are privileged in much empirical research. Correspondence to: Susanne Gannon, School of Education, Western Sydney University, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW, 2751, Australia. Email: email@example.com.
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Susanne Gannon; Ordinary Atmospheres and Minor Weather Events. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 December 2016; 5 (4): 79–90. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2016.5.4.79
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