Emotional and Ethical Challenges for Field Research in Africa: The Story Behind the Findings
S. Thomson, A. Ansoms, J. Murison
Springer, Nov 13, 2012 - Social Science - 169 pages
Academic literature rarely gives an account of the ethical challenges and emotional pitfalls the researcher is confronted with before, during and after being in the field. Giving personal accounts, the authors explore some of the challenges one can face when engaging in local-level research in difficult situations.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
academic Africa andthe anthropologists Arsène atthe banana Bondeko Bujumbura Bukavu Burundi Burundian Butare bythe camp Central African Republic challenges chapter conflicting narratives conflictprone confronted Congo Congolese context cultural Cyangugu elites emotional environment example experience farmers field research fieldwork former detainees fromthe Fujii genocide ideology Gisenyi government’s Hutu Ihad important inmy interaction interviews inthe involved Iwas justice Kampala Kigali Kivu Libenge lies lives longterm meetings methodological meto muzungu myresearch Nordstrom North Kivu officials ofmy ofthe onthe organisations people’s policies political population postconflict postgenocide Rwanda potential public transcript questions rebel refugees relationships released prisoners research assistant research design research ethics research participants research process research project research subjects researcher’s respondents role Rwanda Rwandan Patriotic Front situation social sociopolitical strategies thatI theresearch Thomson tobe tothe trust Tutsi Uganda understanding UPDF violence vulnerable withthe