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Risking the Self: Vulnerability and Its Uses in Research

Jakimow, Tanya

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As researchers, we aim to reduce emotional risk, in essence our vulnerability, that comes from empathising with others. Based on ethnographic fieldwork in India and Indonesia, and drawing on concrete examples of research with community volunteers and women municipal councillors, this chapter challenges the assumption that vulnerability in research is negative. My chapter argues that heightening one’s vulnerability is a necessary aspect of ethical knowledge production. Vulnerability means being...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/222446
Book Title: Navigating Fieldwork in the Social Sciences
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-46855-2_8

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