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Methodological Approaches to Societies in Transformation

How to Make Sense of Change

Palgrave Macmillan
  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

  • Includes multiple case studies from the Global South

  • Analyzes theories and methodological approaches to the study of change

  • Focuses on qualitative approaches and explains the relevance of different research methods and how to combine them to study societies in transformation

Part of the book series: Anthropology, Change, and Development (ACD)

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Making Sense of Change: Methodological Approaches to Societies in Transformation—An Introduction

    • Yasmine Berriane, Annuska Derks, Aymon Kreil, Dorothea Lüddeckens
    Pages 1-29Open Access
  3. Scales of Change

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 31-31
    2. Conceptualizing Change in the Cuban Revolution

      • Marina Gold
      Pages 89-111Open Access
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 277-282

About this book

This open access book provides methodological devices and analytical frameworks for the study of societies in transformation. It explores a central paradox in the study of change: making sense of change requires long-term perspectives on societal transformations and on the different ways people experience social change, whereas the research carried out to study change is necessarily limited to a relatively short space of time. This volume offers a range of methodological responses to this challenge by paying attention to the complex entanglement of qualitative research and the metanarratives generally used to account for change. Each chapter is based on a concrete case study from different parts of the world and tackles a diversity of topics, analytical approaches, and data collection methods. The contributors’ innovative solutions provide valuable tools and techniques for all those interested in the study of change.

Keywords

  • Qualitative research
  • Global South
  • Transformation
  • Methodology
  • Social Change
  • Development studies
  • Development
  • Open Access
  • development theory

Editors and Affiliations

  • French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris, France

    Yasmine Berriane

  • Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies, University of Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland

    Annuska Derks

  • Ghent University, Anderlecht, Belgium

    Aymon Kreil

  • University of Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland

    Dorothea Lüddeckens

About the editors

Yasmine Berriane is permanent researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS, Centre Maurice Halbwachs), France.

Annuska Derks is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Aymon Kreil is Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages and Cultures at Ghent University, Belgium.

Dorothea Lüddeckens is Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.



Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Methodological Approaches to Societies in Transformation

  • Book Subtitle: How to Make Sense of Change

  • Editors: Yasmine Berriane, Annuska Derks, Aymon Kreil, Dorothea Lüddeckens

  • Series Title: Anthropology, Change, and Development

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-65067-4

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Political Science and International Studies, Political Science and International Studies (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2021

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-65066-7Published: 22 April 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-65069-8Published: 26 February 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-65067-4Published: 21 April 2021

  • Series ISSN: 2947-6968

  • Series E-ISSN: 2947-6976

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIII, 282

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Development Studies, Regionalism, Sociocultural Anthropology

Buying options

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Price excludes VAT (USA)