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Producing emotionally sensed knowledge? Reflexivity and emotions in researching responses to death
Evans, Ruth; McCarthy, Jane Ribbens; Bowlby, Sophie et al.
2017In International Journal of Social Research Methodology
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Keywords :
Bereavement and responses to death; emotions in research; reflexivity and positionality; feminist ethic of care; meanings of ‘family’; Senegal
Abstract :
[en] This paper reflects on the methodological complexities of producing emotionally-sensed knowledge about responses to family deaths in urban Senegal. Through engaging in ‘uncomfortable reflexivity’, we critically explore the multiple positionings of the research team comprised of UK, Senegalese and Burkinabé researchers and those of participants in Senegal and interrogate our own cultural assumptions. We explore the emotional labour of the research process from an ethic of care perspective and reflect on how our multiple positionings and emotions influence the production and interpretation of the data, particularly exemplified through our differing responses to diverse meanings of ‘family’ and religious refrains. We show how our approach of ‘uncomfortable reflexivity’ helps to reveal the work of emotions in research, thereby producing ‘emotionally sensed knowledge’ about responses to death and contributing to the cross-cultural study of emotions.
Research center :
DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Disciplines :
Human geography & demography
Author, co-author :
Evans, Ruth;  University of Reading - UK
McCarthy, Jane Ribbens;  Open University - UK
Bowlby, Sophie;  University of Liège, UK
Wouango, Joséphine  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences sociales > Département des sciences sociales
Kébé, Fatou
Language :
English
Title :
Producing emotionally sensed knowledge? Reflexivity and emotions in researching responses to death
Publication date :
2017
Journal title :
International Journal of Social Research Methodology
ISSN :
1364-5579
eISSN :
1464-5300
Publisher :
Taylor & Francis, United Kingdom
Peer reviewed :
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