Hovering on the Threshold
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This is my principal methodological paper about the challenges of researching aid donors, one that positions the anthropologist as a reflexive auto-ethnographer, retaining empathy for the insider’s position while sufficiently distanced to cultivate a critical faculty.
CitationEyben, R. (2009) Hovering on the threshold: challenges and opportunities for critical and reflexive ethnographic research in support of international aid practice. In Widmark, C. & Hagberg, S. (eds.) Ethnographic Practice and Public Aid: Methods and Meanings in Development Cooperation. (Studies in Cultural Anthropology 45.) Uppsala: University of Uppsala, pp. 71-98.
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