Chapter 12. When the Borders of Research and Personal Life Become Blurred: Thorny Issues in Conducting Dementia Research

  1. Athena McLean and
  2. Annette Leibing
  1. Athena McLean

Published Online: 17 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692455.ch12

The Shadow Side of Fieldwork: Exploring the Blurred Borders Between Ethnography and Life

The Shadow Side of Fieldwork: Exploring the Blurred Borders Between Ethnography and Life

How to Cite

McLean, A. (2008) When the Borders of Research and Personal Life Become Blurred: Thorny Issues in Conducting Dementia Research, in The Shadow Side of Fieldwork: Exploring the Blurred Borders Between Ethnography and Life (eds A. McLean and A. Leibing), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692455.ch12

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 9 AUG 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161305

Online ISBN: 9780470692455

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Keywords:

  • research process;
  • dementia;
  • knowledge;
  • ethnographic practice;
  • biomedical disorder

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Dementia and the Study

  • The Shadow Side of Fieldwork

  • The Power of Emotions in Fieldwork

  • Merging of Worlds, Knowledges, Selves, and “Others”

  • Self-Positioning and Positioning by Others

  • The Messiness of Ethnographic Praxis

  • Conclusion: The Place of Autobiography in Ethnography

  • Acknowledgments

  • Notes

  • References