Purpose - To reflect upon access, rapport and representation in ethnographic research through the lens of place, especially how place intersects with gender. Methodology/approach - This chapter uses a critical, reflexive analysis of my own ethnographic research. Findings - I argue that place - defined as the set of meanings surrounding a geographical location - is an important, but less understood factor that shapes the research process. Place interacts with more commonly identified categories such as race, class and gender, but cannot be reduced to them. Originality/value - While place is a burgeoning topic of scholarship, little work has considered how it influences qualitative data collection and analysis. This chapter fills this gap and in the process illuminates how more recognised categories such as gender are situated in place.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Studies in Qualitative Methodology|
|State||Published - 2016|
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Sociology and Political Science