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May 28 2014

Fieldwork at Home: Assumptions, Anxieties and Fear

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This contribution reflects on the experiences of a four month stint of ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Islamabad, Pakistan. It is a case of ‘fieldwork at home’, with serious concerns of positionality, established assumptions, and using a qualitative methodology. Although I … Continue reading

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Feb 5 2014

Gender and fieldwork in China: Investigating migrant workers in restaurants

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My multiple roles as a friend and a researcher serve to explain the diversity of my behaviour under different circumstances. I argue that the influence of gender, class and hukou on the research process is subtle and complex, writes Yang Shen. … Continue reading

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