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The egocentricity of ethics in fieldwork

Bashizi, Anuarite (2021) The egocentricity of ethics in fieldwork. Africa at LSE (31 Dec 2021). Blog Entry.

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Conducting field research in contexts characterised by deep poverty confronts researchers with interviewees who have to struggle to survive. Knowledge production protocols instruct researchers to detach themselves from the field, to be ‘objective’ and consistent towards data accumulation. In this sense, the politics of knowledge production promotes distance between researcher and subject, with ethical implications.

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Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2022 14:45
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:30

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