Confronting the insider-outsider polemic in conducting research with diasporic communities: Towards a community-based approach

@article{Collet2008ConfrontingTI,
  title={Confronting the insider-outsider polemic in conducting research with diasporic communities: Towards a community-based approach},
  author={B. Collet},
  journal={Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees},
  year={2008},
  volume={25},
  pages={77-83}
}
  • B. Collet
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees
Researchers focusing on diasporic contexts face the difficult task of wearing their “academic hats” while at the same time building meaningful relationships with immigrant communities. This is no more apparent (and important) than with “non-community” (i.e., outsider) researchers. Here diasporic communities, having already experienced the trauma of forced migration, must see the academic researcher as one they can trust and who is invested in their long-term well being. In this paper I address… Expand
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