New Book: Insider Research on Migration and Mobility

CCG's Dr Liudmila Kirpitchenko's co-edited book Insider Research on Migration and Mobility

Book coverWith an increasing proportion of migration and mobility field studies being conducted by migrants and members of ethnic minorities in 'home' contexts, the implications of 'insider research' are increasingly subject critical scrutiny. Researchers who may share migration experiences or cultural, ethnic, linguistic or religious identities with their participants are exploring the means, ethics and politics of mobilizing 'insider capital' for the purpose of gaining access to and representing research participants.

Insider Research on Migration and Mobility: International Perspectives on Researcher Positioning brings together the latest international scholarship in the sociology and anthropology of migration and explores the complexities, joys and frustrations of conducting 'insider' research.

The book offers analyses of key methodological, ethical and epistemological challenges faced by migration researchers as they question the ways in which they come to identify with their research topic or their participants.  For more information or to purchase, visit the Ashgate website.

Contact: Luidmila Kirpitchenko

Phone: +61 3 9244 6658


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