Navigating Boundaries in Ethnographic Fieldwork

On Friday the 5th of November, members of the CADS Institute engaged in a lively roundtable lunch discussion on navigating boundaries in ethnographic fieldwork. The roundtable was intended to share experiences and open up questions about navigating proximity and distance when engaging in research relationships and was supported by the Leiden University Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology and the ERC-funded Globalizing Palliative Care research project.

How do we position ourselves as researchers in politically and morally charged situations? When do we intervene or withdraw? And what do we do when our need to take care of ourselves complicates, or even forecloses, our involvement with research collaborators? Read the report written by Annemarie Samuels on the website of Leiden University.

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