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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)
Table of contents (11 chapters)
Biographies of Change
Change in the Making
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.
- Qualitative research
- Global South
- Social Change
- Development studies
- Open Access
- development theory
Editors and Affiliations
French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris, France
Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies, University of Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland
Ghent University, Anderlecht, Belgium
University of Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland
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.
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
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
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