On Experimentation

Jenny Cameron

This chapter reflects on the role that an experimental social research approach might play in coming to terms with a future in which the certainties of the past have gone and the future lies before us unknown. This experimental approach means setting aside the idea of research as a neutral and objective activity in which there is critical distance between the researcher and the object of study. Instead, research would entail making a stand for certain worlds and for certain ways of living on the planet, and taking responsibility for helping to make these worlds more likely and these ways of living more widespread.

Suggested citation

Cameron, J., 2015. ‘On Experimentation’ in K. Gibson, D. Bird Rose & R. Fincher (eds) Manifesto for Living in the Anthropocene, Punctum, New York, Chapter 15, 99-102.