Doing Research in a Conflict Situation Encounters and Experiences

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  • Suresh Dhakal

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https://doi.org/10.3126/dsaj.v8i0.10723

Keywords:

ethnography, fieldwork, conflict, ethics, peace-process

Abstract

Fieldwork, an anthropologist's vocation, is full of tensions and dilemmas. However, the experiences of any or all tensions, troubles and even failures are a 'source of ethnographic knowledge in themselves'. During the fieldwork for my PhD research, I encountered several such incidents, which have made my work more interesting and my experience richer. This article describes the situation of doing fieldwork in the conflict period, when the 'peace process' was not yet come to the conclusion.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/dsaj.v8i0.10723

Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology Vol. 8, 2014; 87-98

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Author Biography

Suresh Dhakal

Dhakal, Suresh Ph.D. is a lecturer of anthropology at the Central Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Tribhuvan University. A few books and several journal articles are credited to his name. He is also known for his public engagement, mostly as a contributor and a commentator on current issues in various forums, including mainstream media. He holds PhD in Political Anthropology. His current research interest includes land and agrarian relations, indigenous organizations and customary institutions, development studies, poverty dynamics and participation as a political process.

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Published

2014-07-05

How to Cite

Dhakal, S. (2014). Doing Research in a Conflict Situation Encounters and Experiences. Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, 8, 87–98. https://doi.org/10.3126/dsaj.v8i0.10723

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