Proxy-produced ethnographic work: what are the problems, issues, and dilemmas arising from proxy ethnography?

Publikation: Forskning - peer reviewTidsskriftartikel

Abstrakt

This article addresses the implications of research-student cooperation in the production of empirical material. For the student to replace the experienced researcher and work under the researcher’s supervision, we call such work proxy-produced ethnographic work.
The specific relations and positions arising from such a setup between the teacher/researcher and the proxy ethnographer/student are found to have implications for the ethnographies produced. This article’s main focus is to show how these relations and positions have not distorted the ethnographic work and the ethnographies but, rather, have oriented it in certain ways.
It is shown how the participating researchers – both senior and junior - have distinctive, incorporated dispositions with which they pre-consciously participate in an implicit and subtle relation that can make it very easy to overlook distortions during the research process. These ethnographic distortions will be generated and described within a framework drawn primarily on the work of sociologist Pierre Bourdieu.
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This article addresses the implications of research-student cooperation in the production of empirical material. For the student to replace the experienced researcher and work under the researcher’s supervision, we call such work proxy-produced ethnographic work.
The specific relations and positions arising from such a setup between the teacher/researcher and the proxy ethnographer/student are found to have implications for the ethnographies produced. This article’s main focus is to show how these relations and positions have not distorted the ethnographic work and the ethnographies but, rather, have oriented it in certain ways.
It is shown how the participating researchers – both senior and junior - have distinctive, incorporated dispositions with which they pre-consciously participate in an implicit and subtle relation that can make it very easy to overlook distortions during the research process. These ethnographic distortions will be generated and described within a framework drawn primarily on the work of sociologist Pierre Bourdieu.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftEthnography and Education
Sider (fra-til)1-19
Antal sider19
ISSN1745-7823
DOI
StatusE-pub ahead of print - jan. 2017
PublikationsartForskning
Peer reviewJa
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