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Jonathan Ablitt

Myfyriwr ymchwil, Ysgol y Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

I'm a PhD researcher and seminar tutor in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University. My current ethnographic research traces in situ urban maintenance practices across a number of professional and volunteer groups in Cardiff. I'm particularly interested in the small-scale, street-level interactions and tactics that manifest in the daily round, and their implications on the categorisation of people, place, and practice in the city.

Diddordebau ymchwil

Cities, urban maintenance, public space, categorisation practices, ethnography, interaction

Dysgu

Current:

Social Research Methods (Year 2)

Previous:

Key Ideas in Social Science (Year 1)

Becoming a Social Scientist (Year 1)

Power, Culture, Identity (Year 3)

Traethawd ymchwil

Street-level urban maintenance practices

This ethnographic study currently traces in situ urban maintenance practices across a number of professional and volunteer groups in Cardiff, UK. It is interested, broadly, in how the city is maintained on a daily basis, and explores the small-scale, street-level tactics and interactions that manifest in and constitute the daily round. Current interests are in members’ categorisation practices regarding people and place, and the implications of their public visibility and accountability as street-level bureaucrats responsible for, and category-bound to, the regular ‘dirty work’ of quotidian regeneration. Other research interests include the situated organisational accomplishment of teamwork, and the navigation of varying levels of practical skills between members in the context of the ever-broadening public requirements and obligations of urban public maintenance work.

Ffynhonnell ariannu

ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership

2019