Kloss, Sinah Theres ORCID: 0000-0001-7990-9329 (2017). Sexual(ized) harassment and ethnographic fieldwork: A silenced aspect of social research. Ethnography, 18 (3). S. 396 - 415. LONDON: SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD. ISSN 1741-2714

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Sexual(ized) harassment during ethnographic fieldwork is often described by female researchers as a 'rather common' experience, yet it continues to be marginalized in methodological discussions and anthropological training. Rather than silencing accounts of these experiences, it is necessary to include them in the analysis of acquired data and to reflect on them in ethnographic writing. This article raises awareness and stimulates discussion about this neglected aspect of social research. It considers ethnography as a gendered practice in which gender norms, the (a)sexuality of the fieldworker, and power relations directly influence research and the researcher's safety. It discusses the consequences of sexual(ized) harassment for the ethnographer, makes suggestions regarding how to deal with it in situ, and highlights the complex relationship between personal safety and researchers' ethical obligations towards their informants.

Item Type: Journal Article
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Kloss, Sinah TheresUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0001-7990-9329UNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-219696
DOI: 10.1177/1466138116641958
Journal or Publication Title: Ethnography
Volume: 18
Number: 3
Page Range: S. 396 - 415
Date: 2017
Place of Publication: LONDON
ISSN: 1741-2714
Language: English
Faculty: Unspecified
Divisions: Unspecified
Subjects: no entry
Uncontrolled Keywords:
SAFETYMultiple languages
Anthropology; SociologyMultiple languages
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/21969


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