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Kappler, Stefanie (2021) 'Privilege.', in The companion to peace and conflict fieldwork. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 421-432.


This chapter zooms in on the various, intersectional levels of privilege as they arise during field research processes. Primarily referring to the author’s experiences in conducting research in Bosnia-Herzegovina and South Africa, it suggests that manifestations of privilege are relational and situational, whilst relating to questions of access. The chapter then points to feelings of guilt that may emerge in the process of conducting fieldwork. It concludes by reflecting on the ways in which researchers can deal with intersectional positions of privilege and disadvantage through the formation of chains of solidarity as well as advocating for just procedures and representations throughout the research process.

Item Type:Book chapter
Full text:Publisher-imposed embargo until 27 August 2022.
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Publisher statement:Kappler, Stefanie (2021). Privilege. In The Companion to Peace and Conflict Fieldwork. Mac Ginty, Roger, Brett, Roddy & Vogel, Birte Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. 421-432 reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan. This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive, published, version of record is available here:
Date accepted:No date available
Date deposited:02 April 2020
Date of first online publication:27 August 2020
Date first made open access:27 August 2022

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