For experienced and inexperienced researchers and practitioners alike, this engaging book opens up new perspectives on conducting fieldwork in the Global South. Following an inter–disciplinary and inter-generational approach, Understanding Global Development brings into dialogue reflections on fieldwork experiences by leading scholars along with accounts from early career researchers. Contributions are organised around six key issues:  • Meaningful participation in fieldwork  • Working in dangerous environments  • Gendered experiences of fieldwork  • Researching elites  • Conducting fieldwork with marginalised people  • Fieldwork in development practice. The experience–led discussion of each of the topics conveys a sense of what it actually feels like to be out in the field and provides readers with useful insights and practical advice. A relational framework highlights issues relating to power, identity and ethics in development fieldwork, and encourages reflection on how researcher engagement with the field shapes our understanding of global development.

Under Threat: Working in Dangerous Environments

Jenny PearceNicholas Loubere

The text of the following conversation is based on an audiotaped interview held in Hebden Bridge, UK, on 25 August 2014.

Biographical Note

Jenny Pearce is Research Professor at the Latin American and Caribbean Centre, London School of Economics. She was Professor of Latin American Politics in Peace Studies, University of Bradford from 1991 to 2016, and from 2004 to 2014 was the Director of the International Centre for Participation Studies. Her main areas of research are concerned with violence, power, participation, social change and peace initiatives at the local and global levels. These interests are rooted in over 40 years of research and action on struggles for democracy, human rights and social justice, based on extensive fieldwork ...

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