Chapter 2. When Things Get Personal: Secrecy, Intimacy, and the Production of Experience in Fieldwork

  1. Athena McLean and
  2. Annette Leibing
  1. Anne M. Lovell

Published Online: 17 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692455.ch2

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

Lovell, A. M. (2007) When Things Get Personal: Secrecy, Intimacy, and the Production of Experience in Fieldwork, 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.ch2

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:

  • secrecy;
  • intimacy;
  • ethnographical writing;
  • rituals;
  • social relations

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • The Coordinates of the Personal: Secrecy, Discretion, Intimacy

  • The Dialectic of Self-Revelation

  • Distance, Discretion and the Construction of the Personal

  • The Social Sources of Secrecy

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments

  • Notes

  • References