• Centering Consent in Fieldwork

    Author(s):
    Araby Smyth (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Item Type:
    Essay
    Tag(s):
    decolonial, feminist methodology
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/316d-mw95
    Abstract:
    This essay reflects on the consent process during fieldwork that is currently in progress for my doctoral dissertation. Drawing on over six months of participant observation, archival research, and interviews in an indigenous village in Oaxaca, Mexico, I describe how I re-confirm consent with village authorities, collectives, and individual participants throughout the research process. I frame this reflection of my ongoing research methods in literature on feminist and decolonial methodologies, noting how a continuous consent process contributes to new possibilities for researcher accountability, co-production of knowledge, and disrupting power relations.
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    Published
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