OFF-SITE

Violence, State formation and memory politics: an off-site ethnography of post-revolution Iran

How can violence be studied when access to the field is impossible? Fieldwork is a trademark of ethnography, which is fast becoming a key practice in qualitative research across disciplines. In conflict and post-conflict zones, social scientists tend to negotiate access to fieldwork through an international community of experts and practitioners. But empirical investigation proves more difficult in repressive regimes that are closed or restricted, and exert (tight) surveillance over academics and the civil society. The power-knowledge apparatus draws some boundaries for researchers to respect in order to keep access to the field: thus, subjects that fall outside the domain of ‘researchability’ disqualify for ethnographic study. Consequently, research is (re)oriented by opportunities of access to the field.

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OpenEdition

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Informations bibliographiques

Rédacteur(s) en chef

Chowra Makaremi

Année de création

2019

Date de mise en ligne

20 novembre 2018

ISSN format électronique

2679-4403

Langues de publication

English, Français

Coordonnées

Courriel

girard@ehess.fr

Adresse postale

OFF-SITE
EHESS CNRS
IRIS UMR8156
105 boulevard Raspail
75006 Paris
France

Ville de production

Paris