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Portrait of Liv Gaborit. Photo: Marie Bouly.

Liv Gaborit

Postdoctoral fellow

Portrait of Liv Gaborit. Photo: Marie Bouly.

MÆRKET AF FÆNGSLET – FØLELSERS ROLLE I ETNOGRAFISK FÆNGSELSFORSKNING

Author

  • Liv Gaborit
  • Andrew Jefferson

Summary, in English

Prisons inevitably leave their mark on all who pass through their gates. In this article two psychologists reflect on how prisons left their mark during our ethnographic fieldwork in developing countries. Via reflection on our own experiences the article advances the
discussion of the role of emotions in prison ethnographies. The article is based on a meta- analysis of field notes with a focus on emotional reactions as recorded and revealed in the field notes. Through this analysis the article illustrates how increased self-reflection
and awareness of researchers’ subjective experience can contribute to a better understanding of research as a particular, situated practice thereby enhancing our understanding of prisons and their consequences.

Publishing year

2015

Language

Danish

Pages

153-173

Publication/Series

Psyke & Logos

Volume

36

Issue

1

Document type

Journal article

Topic

  • Social Anthropology

Keywords

  • Ethnography
  • Prisons
  • Psychology
  • Qualitative methods

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0107-1211