Challenges and Opportunities of Doing Fieldwork as a Woman on Women in Guinea

Ammann, Carole (2019). Challenges and Opportunities of Doing Fieldwork as a Woman on Women in Guinea. In: Jackson, Ruth; Kelly, Max (eds.) Women Researching in Africa : the impact of gender (pp. 217-234). Palgrave Macmillan 10.1007/978-3-319-94502-6_11

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The researcher with his or her multiple identities, his or her background, and habits forms part of the experience in the field and therefore influences data generation. In this chapter, Ammann reflects on how her identity shaped her field research on the women-state nexus in a Muslim West African city. She analyses how she has dealt with gender-related difficulties and opportunities she came across during fieldwork, especially how she adapted her ethnographic approach because accessibility to women proved to be a major challenge. In the conclusion, Ammann argues that flexibility and adaptation are key for ethnographic research. She pleads for more contributions in which not only female but also male researchers reflect on how their gendered presence influences their research settings.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography > Unit Geography of Sustainable Development
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Ammann, Carole

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 360 Social problems & social services
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 390 Customs, etiquette & folklore
900 History > 910 Geography & travel

ISBN:

978-3-319-94501-9

Publisher:

Palgrave Macmillan

Language:

English

Submitter:

Carole Ammann

Date Deposited:

15 Nov 2018 15:03

Last Modified:

15 Nov 2018 15:03

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/978-3-319-94502-6_11

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.120951

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/120951

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