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Researching Peace, Conflict, and Power in the Field

Methodological Challenges and Opportunities

  • Provides an extensive account of how people do conflict research in difficult contexts

  • Boasts a diverse range of scholars, researched cases, and research processes

  • Critically evaluates what it means to do research in the field, and what the role of the researcher is in that context

  • Proves itself to be an invaluable guide for students, scholars and others interested in conflict research

Part of the book series: Peace Psychology Book Series (PPBS)

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    • Yasemin Gülsüm Acar, Sigrun Marie Moss, Özden Melis Uluğ
    Pages 1-6
  3. Reflections and Meta-Reflections

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 281-281

About this book

This edited volume offers useful resources for researchers conducting fieldwork in various global conflict contexts, bringing together a range of international voices to relay important methodological challenges and opportunities from their experiences. The book provides an extensive account of how people do conflict research in difficult contexts, critically evaluating what it means to do research in the field and what the role of the researcher is in that context.

Among the topics discussed:

  • Conceptualizing the interpreter in field interviews in post-conflict settings
  • Data collection with indigenous people
  • Challenges to implementation of social psychological interventions
  • Researching children and young people’s identity and social attitudes
  • Insider and outsider dynamics when doing research in difficult contexts
  • Working with practitioners and local organizations

Researching Peace, Conflict, and Power in the Field is a valuable guide for students and scholars interested in conflict research, social psychologists, and peace psychologists engaged in conflict-related fieldwork.

Keywords

  • Data collection with indigenous people
  • Fieldwork experiences from Chile
  • Research with refugees of conflict
  • Young people’s identity and attitudes in divided society
  • Studying peace in conflict zones
  • Peace research methods to study conflicts in China
  • Being an insider and outsider studying diaspora
  • Decolonizing research in the Palestinian colonial context
  • How research findings might put scholars into danger
  • Collective victimhood in the Indian subcontinent
  • Implementing Social Psychological Interventions
  • Conducting field research in Colombia
  • Embedding yourself in protest contexts
  • Working with an interpreter when researching in conflict
  • Collective action towards racial justice
  • Challenges and promises of RCTs in conflict environments
  • Peacebuilding through reflexive praxis

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Dunde, Dundee, UK

    Yasemin Gülsüm Acar

  • University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

    Sigrun Marie Moss

  • Clark University, Worcester, USA

    Özden Melis Uluğ

About the editors

Yasemin Gülsüm Acar is a lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Dundee. Her research focuses on collective action, political protest and its consequences, political solidarity, politicization, and intergroup conflict.

Sigrun Marie Moss is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Oslo. She has lived and worked in Sudan and Zanzibar, before doing research in both East Africa and the Horn of Africa. Her research focuses on political leadership, national identity strategies, collective action, gender equality, gendered diplomacy and intergroup conflict.

Özden Melis Uluğ is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Clark University. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship in the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2019. She received her PhD in Psychology from Jacobs University Bremen, Germany in 2016. Her areas of research interest include intergroup conflict, intergroup contact, collective action, and solidarity between groups.

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eBook USD 129.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-44113-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)