Field dependencies: Mediation, addiction and anxious fieldwork at the India-Bangladesh border

@article{Cons2014FieldDM,
  title={Field dependencies: Mediation, addiction and anxious fieldwork at the India-Bangladesh border},
  author={J. Cons},
  journal={Ethnography},
  year={2014},
  volume={15},
  pages={375 - 393}
}
  • J. Cons
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • Ethnography
This paper explores the politics of dependency in researcher–assistant relationships. By doing so, it reflects on how these dynamics are always already predicated on broad personal histories and a range of emergent dependencies. Taking the politics of dependency in fieldwork seriously charts a path towards more fully understanding the quixotic production of ethnographic knowledge. Specifically, this paper reflects on the author’s relationship with Saiful (a pseudonym), who worked with the… Expand
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