Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Experiences in Researching Conflict and ViolenceFieldwork Interrupted$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Althea-Maria Rivas and Brendan Ciarán Browne

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781447337683

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447337683.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM POLICY PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.policypress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Policy Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in PPSO for personal use.date: 28 June 2022

Visual ethnographic encounters and silence in post-conflict Banda Aceh

Visual ethnographic encounters and silence in post-conflict Banda Aceh

(p.179) Vignette 4: Visual ethnographic encounters and silence in post-conflict Banda Aceh
Experiences in Researching Conflict and Violence

Marjaana Jauhola

Policy Press

This vignette provides reflection of visual ethnographic and life-historical research in the city of Banda Aceh in Indonesia. It focuses on gendered everyday of (post)conflict urban life and an ethnographic encounter with an elderly ex-combatant and explores ways in which silence marks negotiated limits to public disclosure of thirty years of experience as a husband, father, combatant, and follower of Sufism. It explores how the research encounter can both allow and disallow narration of one’s experiences and similarly. It also reflects upon the choices and ethnographer must make given the complexities of the post-conflict situation where there are clear limits to the sayable, recordable, and going public with research results. Instead of purely producing researcher’s representation of the “uncivilized other”, the vignette suggests that ethnography co-creates reality and its limits.

Keywords:   Visual Ethnography, Silence, Post-Conflict, masculinities, Indonesia, Sufism

Policy Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.