Constant questioning on-and-off the page: Race, decolonial ethics and women researching in Africa

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Constant questioning on-and-off the page: Race, decolonial ethics and women researching in Africa

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© The Author(s) 2019. Drawing from emergent scholarship in feminist political geography on discomfort feminism and the literature on decolonial ethics for research more broadly, I argue that further work is necessary to deconstruct the artificial barriers between ‘the field’ and ‘non-field’/home and that this project remains particularly acute for research ‘on Africa.’ Motivated by the conversations inspired by this volume—which importantly consider the possibilities, challenges and tensions of woman-researchers in Africa—I argue that our exchanges must be simultaneously attuned to the racial politics of doing research in contemporary African societies. The adoption of decolonial ethical orientations is valuable in pushing such a project forward.

Publication Date

1-1-2018

Document Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Women Researching in Africa: The Impact of Gender

Editors

Ruth Jackson; Max Kelly

ISBN

9783319945026

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

City

Cham

First Page

171

Last Page

192

Constant questioning on-and-off the page: Race, decolonial ethics and women researching in Africa

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