The politics of conducting research in Africa : ethical and emotional challenges in the field / Lyn Johnstone, editor
- Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 
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- Physical Description:
- ix, 217 pages ; 23 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Johnstone, Lyn
- Introduction: Conducting Fieldwork in Africa / Lyn Johnstone -- 'Good That You Are One of Us': Positionality and Reciprocity in Conducting Fieldwork in Kenya's Flower Industry / Nungari Mwangi -- Being Familiar, and Yet Strange: Conducting Research as a Hybrid Insider-Outsider in Uganda / Christine van Hooft -- Multi-positionality and 'Inbetweenness': Reflections on Ethnographic Fieldwork in Southern Eastern Malawi / Maddy Gupta-Wright -- Landscapes of Desire: The Effect of Gender, Sexualized Identity and Flirting on Data Production in Rwanda and Zimbabwe / Lyn Johnstone -- Fieldwork and Emotions: Positionality, Method Choices and a Radio Program in South Sudan / Kerstin Tomiak -- Researching Diaspora Citizenship: Reflections on Issues of Positionality and Access from a Zimbabwean Researching Zimbabweans in South Africa / Langton Miriyoga -- Gatekeeping Success in the Namibian CBNRM Program / Carolin H. Stamm -- Failed Fieldwork in Senegal: Give Up or Continue / Elizaveta Volkova -- Negotiating Research Access: The Interplay Between Politics and Academia in Contemporary Zimbabwe / Joshua Pritchard.
- This edited volume investigates the ethical and emotional challenges of conducting fieldwork in Africa. It reflects on difficulties researchers face such as objectivity, access, gender issues and information risks. Focusing across a wide range of states and themes, the project makes an original contribution and builds upon existing strengths and insights in various disciplines by presenting research-practical insights from contemporary cases of fieldwork. As such, the book is an accessible and useful guide for students and scholars alike.
- 9783319955308 and 3319955306
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-212) and index.
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