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The politics of conducting research in Africa : ethical and emotional challenges in the field

Author: Lyn Johnstone
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)1039611988
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lyn Johnstone
ISBN: 9783319955315 3319955314
OCLC Number: 1050437227
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. Chapter 1. Chapter 1/Introduction: Conducting Fieldwork in Africa by Lyn Johnstone --
2. Chapter 2. ‘Good That You Are One of Us’: Positionality and Reciprocity in Conducting Fieldwork in Kenya’s Flower Industry by Nungari Mwangi --
3. Chapter 3. Being Familiar, and Yet Strange: Conducting Research as a Hybrid Insider-Outsider in Uganda by Christine van Hooft --
4. Chapter 4. Multi-positionality and ‘Inbetweenness’: Reflections on Ethnographic Fieldwork in Southern Eastern Malawi by Maddy Gupta-Wright --
5. Chapter 5. Landscapes of Desire: The Effect of Gender, Sexualized Identity and Flirting on Data Production in Rwanda and Zimbabwe by Lyn Johnstone --
6. Chapter 6. Fieldwork and Emotions: Positionality, Method Choices and a Radio Program in South Sudan by Kerstin Tomiak --
7. Chapter 7. Researching Diaspora Citizenship: Reflections on Issues of Positionality and Access from a Zimbabwean Researching Zimbabweans in South Africa by Langton Miriyoga --
8. Chapter 8. Gatekeeping Success in the Namibian CBNRM Program by Carolin H. Stamm --
9. Chapter 9. Failed Fieldwork in Senegal: Give Up or Continue by Elizaveta Volkova --
10. Chapter 10. Negotiating Research Access: The Interplay Between Politics and Academia in Contemporary Zimbabwe by Joshua Pritchard.
Responsibility: edited by Lyn Johnstone.

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