Understanding Global Development Research (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
288
Utgivningsdatum
2017-02-09
Upplaga
1
Förlag
SAGE Publications Ltd
Medarbetare
Jaspersen, Lena J. / Loubere, Nicholas / morgan, Rosemary
Dimensioner
241 x 171 x 19 mm
Vikt
498 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781473906679
Understanding Global Development Research (häftad)

Understanding Global Development Research

Fieldwork Issues, Experiences and Reflections

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For experienced and inexperienced researchers and practitioners alike, this engaging book opens up new perspectives on conducting fieldwork in the Global South. 

Following an inter-disciplinary and inter-generational approach, Understanding Global Development brings into dialogue reflections on fieldwork experiences by leading scholars along with accounts from early career researchers. Contributions are organised around six key issues: 


  • Meaningful participation in fieldwork

  • Working in dangerous environments

  • Gendered experiences of fieldwork

  • Researching elites

  • Conducting fieldwork with marginalised people

  • Fieldwork in development practice. 


The experience-led discussion of each of the topics conveys a sense of what it actually feels like to be out in the field and provides readers with useful insights and practical advice. A relational framework highlights issues relating to power, identity and ethics in development fieldwork, and encourages reflection on how researcher engagement with the field shapes our understanding of global development. 
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A must read for all students, researchers and aid workers contemplating field work in emerging economies.


This is an up-to-date, thought-provoking and well-balanced publication that brings together the best insights of leading and young scholars at the nexus of development and participatory field research. Its relational, ethics- and power-sensitive perspective makes this book special.

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Gordon Crawford is a Research Professor in Global Development at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University, United Kingdom. He has a B.A. in Sociology, an M.A. in Development Studies and a Ph.D. in Politics from the University of Leeds. He joined Coventry University in October 2015 after teaching and researching at the University of Leeds from 1993, where he was Professor of Development Politics. He was previously Director of the Centre for Global Development (CGD) at Leeds. His research examines issues of human rights, democracy and development, especially in countries of the Global South, and he has undertaken extensive fieldwork in Ghana. His current research includes work on natural resource politics and on social movement struggles for right-based development. Recent publications include Human Rights, Power and Civic Action (co-edited with Brd A. Andreassen) (2013). He is an Editorial Group member of the journal Africa Spectrum. Lena Kruckenberg has a multidisciplinary background in international sociology and organisation studies. She has recently completed a Ph.D. in Sustainability Research at the University of Leeds with a study on the role of partnerships between different kinds of organisations in creating low-carbon development pathways. Results of her critical analysis of how such partnerships can facilitate but also inhibit the adoption of off-grid renewable energy technologies in Central America have been published in Energy Policy and Energy for Sustainable Development. Lenas current research as an Academic Fellow in Technology Innovation Management focuses on processes of social and technology innovation in the field of medical technologies. Lena is also working on visual methods for more agency-oriented research on inter-organisational relationships and networks. Nicholas Loubere is a contemporary Sinologist and a Development Studies scholar whose research focuses on patterns and processes of local socioeconomic development in China. Currently, he is involved in projects examining the implementation and outcomes of microcredit programmes in rural China; the organisation and management of Chinese cooperatives; the provision and utilisation of internet finance in China; and Chinese migration to Africa. He is also the co-chief editor of www.chinoiresie.info. Before joining the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies at Lund University, Nicholas was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Australian Centre on China in the World at the Australian National University. Nicholas completed a Ph.D. in East Asian Studies at the University of Leeds, an M.A. in International Relations at Xiamen University and a B.A. in English Literature at Northern Illinois University. Rosemary Morgan is an Assistant Scientist at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on the project Research in Gender and Ethics (RinGs): Building Stronger Health Systems....

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Liberating Development Inquiry: Freedom, Openness and Participation in Fieldwork (Robert Chambers [IDS, University of Sussex] and Nicholas Loubere [Australian National University]) Democracy of the Ground?: Encountering Elite Domination During Fieldwork (Ashish Shah [University of Oxford and DFID]) Combining Participatory Tools with Ethnography in Rural Cambodia (Sarah Milne [Australian National University]) Gender is Not a Noun, It's an Adjective: Using Gender as a Lens Within Development Research (Ruth Pearson [University of Leeds] and Rosemary Morgan [Johns Hopkins University]) Putting Ideological Commitments into Practice? (Alice Evans [LSE]) Gendered Agency in Constrained Circumstances: Researching Women Selling Sex in Kenya (Egle Cesnulyte [University of Warwick]) Encounters with the Powerful: Researching Elites (Jean Grugel [Open University] and Rosemary Morgan [Johns Hopkins University]) Reflecting on Notions of Power in 'Researching Up' (Karen M. Siegal [University of Glasgow]) The Ups and Downs of 'Studying Up' (John Osburg [University of Rochester]) On the Margins of World Society: Working with Impoverished, Excluded and Marginalised People (Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka [Bielefeld University]) and Lena J. Kruckenberg [University of Leeds]) Encounters at the Margins: Situating the Researcher Under Conditions of Aid (Swetha Rao Dhananka [University of Lausanne]) Marginalisation(s) at the Margins: Studying Identity, Ethnicity and Conflict in Rural Bolivia (Lorenza B. Fontana [Open University]) Under Threat: Working in Dangerous Environments (Jenny Pearce [University of Bradford] and Nicholas Loubere [Australian National University]) Perceiving Threats to Health in the Field (Scott Naysmith [LSE]) Children in the Streets: Bridging the Ethical Dilemmas of Dangerous Fieldwork through Activism (Nelly Ali [Birkbeck College]) Beyond the Ivory Tower: Fieldwork in Development Practice (David Mosse [SOAS] and Lena J. Kruckenberg [University of Leeds]) Multipositionality in the 'Field' (Kathy Dodworth [University of Edinburgh]) Encountering Failure (Working Title) (Lata Narayanaswamy [University of Leeds])