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Title:Emotional and ethical challenges for field research in Africa: the story behind the findings
Editors:Thomson, SusanISNI
Ansoms, AnISNI
Murison, Judith
Year:2013
Pages:169
Language:English
City:Basingstoke
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN:1137263741; 9781137263742
Geographic terms:Burundi
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Rwanda
Uganda
Subjects:fieldwork
professional ethics
anthropological research
Abstract:This book contains case studies from doctoral research in the Great Lakes Region of Africa, notably in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It focuses on the ethical challenges and emotional pitfalls researchers are confronted with before, during and after the field experience. Contributions: Introduction: why stories behind the findings? (Susan Thomson, An Ansoms and Jude Murison); From humanitarian to anthropologist: writing at the margins of ethnographic research in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Luca Jourdan); The contested fruits of research in war-torn countries: my insider experience in northern Uganda (Lino Owor Ogora); Dislodging power structures in rural Rwanda: from 'disaster tourist' to 'transfer gate' (An Ansoms); Challenges of interviewing political elites: a view from the top in post-war Burundi (Judith Vorrath); The RPF (Rwandan Patriotic Front) control everything! Fear and rumour under Rwanda's genocide ideology legislation (Larissa Begley); From scientific research to action in southern Kivu: ethical dilemmas and practical challenges (Julie Van Damme); Research as 'social work' in Kampala? Managing expectations, compensation and relationships in research with unassisted, urban refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (Christina R. Clark-Kazak); Nacibazo, 'no problem': moving behind the official discourse of post-genocide justice in Rwanda (Yolande Bouka); Dealing with deceit: fieldwork encounters and lies in Burundi (Lidewyde H. Berckmoes); Academic integrity and ethical responsibilities in post-genocide Rwanda: working with Research Ethics Boards to prepare for fieldwork with 'human subjects' (Susan Thomson). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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