Ethnographic Methods in Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Research

Lessons from a Time of Crisis

EPDF and EPUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND licence. This edited volume discusses the methodological and ethical challenges that researchers are currently facing whilst attempting to document the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities throughout Europe.

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EPDF and EPUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND licence.

This collection scrutinizes the methodological and ethical challenges that researchers face when working with and for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities in the context of global crises.

Contributors assess the impact of the pandemic on their engaged research, evaluating novel methods and technologies. They reveal how current research practice blurs the borders between activism and scholarship, and they argue the need for innovative collaborations with local communities.

Showcasing emerging aspects of GRT-related scholarship, this book makes a key contribution to larger debates on the positionality of researchers and the politics of research, and affirms the continued value of rigorous ethnography.

Martin Fotta is Researcher at the Institute of Ethnology at the Czech Academy of Sciences.

Paloma Gay y Blasco is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews.

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