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Doing a transversal method: developing an ethics of care in a collaborative research project

Ustek Spilda, Funda (2019) Doing a transversal method: developing an ethics of care in a collaborative research project. Global Networks. ISSN 1470-2266 (In Press)

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Abstract

beck and Sznaider call for ‘methodological cosmopolitanism’ to transcend methodological nationalism and account for an increasingly cosmopolitanized reality. We take up their challenge by drawing on our experiences doing a collaborative ethnography of methodological changes in the production of population statistics within and between European national and international statistical institutes. Drawing on debates in Science and Technology Studies, we depart from some conceptual presuppositions of methodological cosmopolitanism to define a ‘transversal method’. Referring to this method as performative and ontopolitical, we reflect on how it requires collaboration and in our ethnography gave rise to three practical challenges: 1) going beyond the individual project; 2) using each other’s field notes; 3) working against the national order of things. To meet these challenges we reflect on how this method required that we practice three modes of care: thinking with others, tinkering with field notes, and dissenting within.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Media and Communications
Date Deposited: 15 May 2019 14:54
Last Modified: 15 May 2019 15:51
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/100802

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