‘Insiderness’, ‘involvement’ and emotions: impacts for methods, ‘knowledge’ and social research

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Dobson, Rachael;
(2009)
  • Publisher: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research - University of Sheffield Hallam
  • Subject: law

This paper discusses ‘insider’ identity based on experiences as both social researcher and housing practitioner, drawing on Norbert Elias’s ‘involvement and detachment’ theory. Examples from doctoral research are used to illustrate where ‘involvement’ influenced social ... View more
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    1 In conversation with Professor Tess Lea, Charles Darwin University, Sydney, Australia, May 2009.

    Correspondence Address: Rachael Dobson, University of Leeds, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Leeds, LS2 9JT. Email: r.dobson00@leeds.ac.uk.

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