Fieldwork in Difficult Environments

Methodology as Boundary Work in Development Research

Edited by: Caleb R.L. Wall, Peter P. Mollinga

This book contains personal accounts of PhD researchers on doing field research in politically and otherwise difficult environments. The methodological flexibility required in development research is discussed around four themes: cultural difference; methodological style and the scale level; communication and interaction; and political and ethical legitimacy. The volume argues that the choice and deployment of methodology is an ongoing, reflexive process of "boundary work".


192 pages

Publication Date: 5/6/2008
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783825812829