• Camilla Victoria Hohle
This master thesis examines whether Henri Lefebvre’s rhythm analysis can analyze life in context of the home. Rhythm analyses are often used to examine rhythms in the city, but since Lefebvre never set boundaries behind the theory, and the home simultaneously is a difficult place to analyze, the interest arose in testing the relevance of rhythm analysis in context of the home. The empirical data have been collected based on rhythm collages, which the respondents have filled in with observations from their everyday life in the home. The thesis shows that Lefebvre's rhythm analysis is possible in the context of the home. The method supports his theory, as it makes it possible to generate potentials for change, as well as possible to overcome some of the challenges related to entering the home, as a private space. Thus, there is potential for the rhythm analysis to generate new knowledge in different kinds of homes in the future. At the same time, there is a need for the method to be tested further, to become wiser about what it can and cannot do within the field. If the method is used to a greater extent, there is a potential for the following:
1) to illuminate hidden perspectives on life in the home - also conflictual or atypical homes
2) to contribute with varied perspectives on the home as a research field
3) to create positive change for people in the home, which can have a positive effect on the whole society
Publication date30 Mar 2022
Number of pages80
ID: 466412353