Uses of the Self: Two Ways of Thinking about Scholarly Situatedness and Method

@article{Neumann2015UsesOT,
  title={Uses of the Self: Two Ways of Thinking about Scholarly Situatedness and Method},
  author={Cecilie Basberg Neumann and Iver B. Neumann},
  journal={Millennium - Journal of International Studies},
  year={2015},
  volume={43},
  pages={798 - 819}
}
If the scholarly self is irretrievably tied to the world, then self-situating is a fruitful source of data production. The researcher becomes a producer, as opposed to a collector, of data. This how-to paper identifies three analytical stages where such self-situating takes place. Pre-field; there is autobiographical situating; in-field, there is field situating, and post-field, there is textual situating. Each of these stages are presented in terms of the three literatures that have done the… Expand
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