1st Edition

Researching Marginalized Groups

Edited By Kalwant Bhopal, Ross Deuchar Copyright 2015
    306 Pages
    by Routledge

    306 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This edited collection explores issues that arise when researching "hard-to-reach" groups and those who remain socially excluded and marginalized in society, such as access, the use of gatekeepers, ethical dilemmas, "voice," and how such research contributes to issues of inclusion and social justice. The book uses a wide range of empirical and theoretical approaches to examine the difficulties, dilemmas and complexities surrounding research methodologies with particular groups. It emphasizes the importance of national and international perspectives in such discussions, and suggests innovative methodological procedures.

    Introduction: Researching Marginalised Groups: Complexities and Dilemmas  Kalwant Bhopal and Ross Deuchar  Section 1: Researching the Marginalised: Ethics, Access and Voice  1. "Lost in a Mountain": A Case Study of Research Tensions in a Chuj Maya Town  Alexandra Allweiss  2. Extremism, Community and Stigma: Researching the Far-Right and Radical Islam in Their Context  Gavin Bailey  3. The Challenges and Agony of Researchers in a Diverse Marginalised Context  Soula Mitakidou, Panagiota Karagianni and Evangelina Tressou  4. "You Study People…That’s Ugly!": The Implications of Ethnographic Deceptions for the Ethnographer’s Ethics  Tiago Neves and Carla Malafaia  5. Dilemmas, Deception and Ethical Decision-Making: Insights from a Transatlantic Ethnographer  Ross Deuchar  6. Examining and Exploring Issues of Power and Ethics in Researching Marginalised Youth: The Dilemmas of the Practitioner Researcher  Joan G. Mowat  7. "Educated to Be Normal": Listening to Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Diagnoses  Kari Gustafson  Section 2: Difficulties and Dilemmas of Researching Marginalised Groups: Researcher Positionality and Reflexivity  8. Immigrant Stories: The How, When and Where of Representation  Stacey J. Lee  9. Exploring the Lives of Young Male Migrants Through a Participatory Methodology: A Case Study of Poles in Britain  Daria Tkacz and Derek McGhee  10. Positionality, Symbolic Violence and Reflexivity: Researching the Educational Strategies of Marginalised Groups  Emiliano Grimaldi, Roberto Serpieri and Emanuela Spanò  11. A Systematic Review of Current Data Collection Techniques Used to Enhance the Involvement of "Hard-to-Reach" Adolescents in Research Studies  Myra Taylor, Julie Ann Pooley and Georgia Carragher  12. "Revealing Too Much?": Reflecting on Emotions in Research with South Asian Women  Shaminder Takhar  Section 3: Towards a Theoretical Understanding of Researching Marginalised Groups  13. From Research to Transformative Action: Interpreting Research Critically  Theresa Austin, Fatima Pirbhai-Illich, Rachel Grant, Shelley Wong, Gertrude Tinker Sachs, Ilham Nasser and Yuri Kumagai  14. "Hard-to-Reach" Groups in the Context of Arts and Social Sciences Research: Using Interchangeable Qualitative Methods as a Means of Understanding Identity  Kate Hatton  15. Researching Gypsies and Their Neighbours: The Utility of the Stranger  Martin Myers  16. Institutional Power and the IRB: Saving Souls or Silencing the Other in International Field Work  Steven Locke, Carlos Ovando and Carmen Montecinos  17. Rethinking Methodological Nationalism in Migration Research: Towards Participant Learning in Ethnography  Lena Nare and Peter Holley  18. The Challenge of Researching Neo-Nazis Struggling to Leave the White Power Movement  Tina Wilchen Christensen  19. Conclusions  Ross Deuchar and Kalwant Bhopal


    Kalwant Bhopal is Reader in Education at the University of Southampton.

    Ross Deuchar is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of the West of Scotland.