The Bukavu Series

Toward a Decolonisation of Research
First Edition

They are qualified, experienced, motivated, academically accomplished. They work tirelessly, collecting invaluable data in the field under conditions that are always challenging, and at times dangerous. And yet, their voices are unheard, and their names go unacknowledged in published research... Read More

They are qualified, experienced, motivated, academically accomplished. They work tirelessly, collecting invaluable data in the field under conditions that are always challenging, and at times dangerous. And yet, their voices are unheard, and their names go unacknowledged in published research.
Such is the lot of far too many research assistants from the Global South – people upon whose work an entire industry of knowledge production has been built. They are shut out of discussions on project design and left in the dark about the modalities of research funding. Later, the results of their research are published in journals to which they often have no access.
Much of this is due to a certain omertà surrounding power imbalances, as well as research assistants' working conditions, financial difficulties, psychological traumas, and vulnerabilities. It also stems from the persistence of colonial mentalities in the research world – within universities, governments, foundations, aid institutions, and NGO’s.
The Bukavu Series is a vibrant blog series about the experiences of research assistants in the Global South. Driven primarily by these silent voices, the series yields a mosaic depiction of fieldwork that mixes humor, realism, and incisive critique. This book offers a unique entry point into a critical debate, leading us toward concrete reforms, and setting us on the course toward a decolonisation of research.


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Specifications


Publisher
Presses universitaires de Louvain
Edited by
Aymar Nyenyezi, An Ansoms, Koen Vlassenroot, Emery Mudinga, Godefroid Muzalia,
Collection
Language
English
BISAC Subject Heading
SOC042000 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries > SOC031000 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
BIC subject category (UK)
JH Sociology & anthropology
Onix Audience Codes
06 Professional and scholarly
CLIL (Version 2013-2019)
3081 Sciences sociales
Title First Published
10 November 2020
Subject Scheme Identifier Code
: Etude du développement

Paperback


Publication Date
01 February 2005
ISBN-13
9782930358130
Extent
Main content page count : 176
Code
9782930358130
Dimensions
165 x 240 cm
Weight
264 grams
List Price
15.00 €
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

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