"We need to talk about what race feels like!”: Using memory work to analyse the production of race and ethnicity in research encounters

Madeleine Kennedy-Macfoy, Helene Pristed Nielsen

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Abstract

This article is about the production of race and ethnicity in research encounters. It is based on a type of retrospective, comparative memory work, through which we analyse, compare and contrast our respective experiences of moments when race and ethnicity have been produced during our interactions with research participants. We suggest that adding memory work to the analysis of research experiences is one way of exposing the production of race and ethnicity in research interactions, and that a comparative approach to memory work can help clarify how positionalities may not always be good predictors of processes of racialisation in research situations.
Original languageEnglish
JournalQualitative Studies
Volume3
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)133-149
Number of pages17
ISSN1903-7031
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2012

Keywords

  • Race
  • Racialisation
  • Ethnicity
  • Memory work
  • Feminist methodology

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