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Cizí a/versus domorodý badatel: K metodologii projektu Prerodové procesy

Foreign and/versus Native Scholar: Toward a Methodology of the Transitional Processes Project
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Rysavy, Dan

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Abstract The image of the social scientist as a stranger is well known. However, there are different approaches to the notion of the stranger in sociology. A comparison of Schutz's & Simmel's conceptions of the stranger enables us to distinguish two forms of fieldwork used in the project Transitional Processes. The social anthropological approach strives to avoid intrusive interventions into the research area. The so-called heuristic investigation uses intentional interventions. Both approaches bring some opportunities & threats especially in the case of cooperation with a scholar who is native to the studied locality. The local researcher can overstep his ethnocentrism thanks to the teamwork. On the other hand, collaboration with strangers may disrupt his loyalty to his ingroup.
Classification Research Design
Free Keywords Social Scientists; Fieldwork; Social Anthropology; Strangers; Researcher Subject Relations; Simmel, Georg; Schutz, Alfred; Teamwork; Heuristics; Ethnocentrism
Document language Other language
Publication Year 2002
Page/Pages p. 117-123
Journal Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review, 38 (2002) 1-2
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
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