There’s something in the air: Becoming-with research practices


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This article engages with air from a posthuman performative perspective to prompt new thinking about postcolonial Hong Kong. Drawing from a small experiential study of Hong Kong air, this article shows how three becoming-with research practices; sensing air, tracing childhood memories, and cominglings were enacted to engage with data differently. Becoming-with Hong Kong air illuminates how new connections are made with data through inter- and intra-actions between human, nonhuman, and the material and discursive. This article argues that becoming-with practices are productive and necessary to rethink postcoloniality in Hong Kong. Copyright © 2013 SAGE Publications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-245
JournalCultural Studies - Critical Methodologies
Issue number4
Early online dateMay 2013
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013


Banerjee, B., & Blaise, M. (2013). There’s something in the air: Becoming-with research practices. Cultural Studies - Critical Methodologies, 13(4), 240–245. doi: 10.1177/1532708613487867


  • Becoming-with
  • Data
  • Postcolonial
  • Posthuman
  • Performativity

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