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There and back: Surviving field research in violent and difficult situations

There and back: Surviving field research in violent and difficult situations

Martin-Ortega, Olga ORCID: 0000-0002-1779-0120, Sriram, Chandra and Herman, Johanna (eds.) (2009) There and back: Surviving field research in violent and difficult situations. Routledge, Oxon. ISBN 9780415489355 (doi:https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203875278)

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Abstract

In recent decades there has been increasing attention to mass atrocities such as genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other gross human rights violations. At the same time, there has been a vast increase in the number of academics and researchers seeking to analyze the causes of, and offer practical responses to, these atrocities. Yet there remains insufficient discussion of the practical and ethical challenges surrounding research into serious abuses and dealing with vulnerable populations.

The aim of this edited volume is to guide researchers in identifying and addressing challenges in conducting qualitative research in difficult circumstances, such as conducting research in autocratic or uncooperative regimes, with governmental or non-governmental officials, and perhaps most importantly, with reluctant respondents such as victims of genocide or (on the other side of the coin) war criminals. The volume proceeds in five substantive sections, each addressing a different challenge of conducting field research in conflict-affected or repressive situations:
Ethics
Access
Veracity
Security
Identity, objectivity, behaviour.

Item Type: Edited Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: ethics, research, fieldwork, ethnography
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Business, Human Rights and the Environment Research Group (BHRE)
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Crime, Law and (In) Security
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Law & Criminology (LAC)
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/31852

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