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The "doings" of research) in order to speak to the biological dynamism of bodied life. , Bingley 2003, Bondi 2005). In all of these sensory-based, affective, performative and/or practice-oriented methods, there still remains a question of intent: towards what ends do these methods drive? What research questions shape fieldwork interactions? And in what specific ways are the minded-bodies of research participants allowed to "speak"? Indeed, the rules of research participation influence the kind of data that will be uncovered, and ensure Latham's point that the accounts of bodied life encountered in research will always have a "partial-ness" and "moment-ness" to them (2003a, pg 2005).
A registered preference for particular Numerous scholars have used the phrase "tendencies and latencies" to describe fluid, yet somewhat patterned matters of bodies. I first came across the term in Anderson (2006b). 36 foods) as always-and-only the true way to feel - that is, as statements - they devalue other ways of feeling the world. This sort of visceral veracity and stubbornness becomes socially problematic for a variety of reasons, most forcefully because it denies the legitimacy of difference in other bodies.
I first came across such a use of the word "visceral" in reading Elspeth Probyn's (2001) Carnal Appetites. " She draws upon notions of viscerality as an unconventional yet vital means of understanding how the body actively participates in the unfolding of human behavior and meaning making. Qualitative methodologies for understanding this activeness of the body have proved challenging (Crang 2003), yet numerous fieldwork examples exist of researchers attending to various bodily, affective, and sensational realms.