An Ethnographer’s Guide to Making a Train Journey

This interactive online book was developed in 2005 as part of the Travel Time Use in the Information Age research project. It reflects my experiences as an ethnographer travelling around the the UK, from Lancaster in the North West of England, down to London, and the South West.

ethnographersguide_trainjourney_400pxThe online book explores how a journey is made through the social and technical relations en route, from reading to gazing through the window. It includes extensive quotes from my fieldnotes, and ultimately led to a number of publications, including The Art and Craft of Train Travel in Journal of Social and Cultural Geography.

The project was funded by the EPSRC, and based at Centre for Mobilities Research, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University, and Centre for Transport and Society, University of the West of England.

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