Ethnography [electronic resource] : separating your different selves in a covert field study of so-called 'status dog' owners / Maria Kaspersson
- Kaspersson, Maria
- London : SAGE Publications Ltd, 2018.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Restrictions on Access:
- License restrictions may limit access.
- By virtue of being the owner of a registered Pit Bull, I had a unique access to an otherwise hard-to-reach group of so called "status" dog owners in South East London. A field journal of mostly covert observations of and participations in a group of "status" dog owners was kept. A more overt approach was not to be taken as the research constituted an area central to my own private life. The experience of being at the center of my own research of these dog owners meant that I was both an insider and outsider at the same time and I had to find a way to separate my private self from my research self and this was done using a reflexive approach. The approach generated rich data, but it was also vulnerable on a practical and personal level as there were no escape route and it was emotionally challenging.
- 9781526451736 (ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
View MARC record | catkey: 31507917