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Experiences in Researching Conflict and Violence: Fieldwork Interrupted

Althea-Maria Rivas and Brendan Ciarán Browne


Unlike previous volumes on the subject of ‘doing’ conflict fieldwork, this book does not delineate a clear ‘how to’ toolset for undertaking conflict related research but rather requires the contributors to cast a critical eye on their own research praxis. It brings together scholars working in/on conflict, and through personal accounts of their experiences working in spaces of conflict, explores the role of emotion, violence, uncertainty, identity and positionality within the process of doing research as well as the complexity of methodological choices. This volume thus seeks to go beyond acad ... More

Keywords: Violence, conflict research, fieldwork, research ethics, identity and research, methodologies, research subjectivities, emotion, positionality, ambivalence

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447337683
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447337683.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Althea-Maria Rivas, editor
University of Sussex

Brendan Ciarán Browne, editor
Trinity College Dublin

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Althea-Maria Rivas and Brendan Ciarán Browne

Section I Violence

Section II Uncertainty

Section III Identity and power

Section IV Technology and social media

Section V Methods

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