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Embodied Research in Migration Studies: Using Creative and Participatory Approaches

Elena Vacchelli


The definition of data in qualitative research is expanding. This book highlights the value of embodiment as a qualitative research tool and outlines what it means to do embodied research at various points of the research process. It shows how using this non-invasive approach with vulnerable research participants such as migrant, refugee, and asylum-seeking women can help service users or research participants to be involved in the co-production of services and in participatory research. Drawing on both feminist and post-colonial theory, the author uses her own research with migrant women in L ... More

Keywords: data, qualitative research, embodied research, migrant women, refugee women, asylum-seeking women, embodiment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447339069
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447339069.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elena Vacchelli, author
University of Greenwich