Type
Web site contribution
Title
The Ethical, Epistemological, and Conceptual Need to Resume Fieldwork
In
Social Science Research Council
Author(s)
BACZKO Adam - Centre de recherches internationales (Author)
DORRONSORO Gilles - Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Author)
Keywords
pandemic, Covid-19, academic research, fieldwork, empirical work, privatization of knowledge production
Abstract
EN
For the “Covid-19 and the Social Sciences” series, Adam Baczko and Gilles Dorronsoro argue for the necessity of resuming fieldwork. They trace how subcontracting research or shifting to methodologies which are remote in time and space—solutions often touted in the pandemic age—in fact produce unreliable, exploitative, and undertheorized work incapable of accurately analyzing dynamic conditions on the ground. These transformations relate to broader research trends toward neoliberal privatization, and the authors outline how they can be resisted by returning, carefully, to the field.

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