The chapter presents strategies to fight familiarity in fieldwork and considers the ethical issues that arise when research is conducted from the competing perspectives of both insider and academic. The authors focus on uncertainties and reservations in the fieldwork process and move beyond notions of fighting familiarity to consider the unforeseen circumstances of acquaintance and novel positionings within established social networks.
We would like to acknowledge the participants who made this chapter possible and also Professor John Fitz, Professor Emma Renold and Professor Bella Dicks for supervising Dawn’s research project and Dr. Peter Hemming for supervising Jordon’s research project. We are grateful to Dr. Michael Ward and the reviewers for their encouragement and invaluable comments on earlier drafts of this chapter.
Mannay, D. and Creaghan, J. (2016), "Similarity and Familiarity: Reflections on Indigenous Ethnography with Mothers, Daughters and School Teachers on the Margins of Contemporary Wales", Gender Identity and Research Relationships (Studies in Qualitative Methodology, Vol. 14), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 85-103. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1042-319220160000014017Download as .RIS
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