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Between fatigue and silence: the challenges of conducting research on sexual violence in conflict

Boesten, Jelke and Henry, Marsha (2018) Between fatigue and silence: the challenges of conducting research on sexual violence in conflict. Social Politics, 25 (4). 568 - 588. ISSN 1072-4745

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Identification Number: 10.1093/sp/jxy027

Abstract

This paper discusses the meanings of research fatigue and silences in conflict-related sexual violence research. Drawing on field experiences in Liberia, Tanzania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Peru, we discuss some of the unintended consequences of persistent focus on victim-survivors’ narratives and argue for a reflexive feminist perspective that allows us to question the need and context of interviewing survivors and the associated insistence on disclosure.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://academic.oup.com/sp
Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors
Divisions: Gender Studies
IGA: Centre for Women Peace and Security
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JZ International relations
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2019 10:39
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2020 07:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/102777

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