SCI Seminar Series - Eivind Jacobsen
|Dates:||25 March 2015|
|Times:||16:00 - 17:30|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Sustainable Consumption Institute|
Jacobsen argues for combining elements from STS/ANT with practice theory in order to better understand mundane domestic practices. Material artifacts function as ordering devices offering to orient and position users in relation to the practices performed (Suchman 2007). Thereby they help out coordinating the practices by “making sense of space, placing senses” (Pink 2007) and by calibrating temporalities (Thompson 2005). Artifacts also link local performances to distant places opening up for faraway actors to make a difference in local practices. Jacobsen discuss these matters by means of data from interviews and videos of domestic dinner cooking in Norway, focusing on food safety aspects of these practices.
Role: Director of Research
Organisation: National Institute for Consumer Research
Biography: Eivind Jacobsen is trained as a sociologist, holding a PhD in Science Studies from the University of Oslo. He has been at the National Institute for Consumer Research (SIFO) in Oslo since the late 1980thies, where he has been working on a wide range of topics, like for instance consumer influence and power, political consumption, food politics, food safety and animal welfare. He is currently Director of Research at the SIFO.
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