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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Researcher Safety? Ethnography in the Interdisciplinary World of Audit Cultures
Author(s): Morgan, Jennie
Sarah, Pink
Keywords: autoethnography
audit cultures
researcher safety
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2018
Citation: Morgan J & Sarah P (2018) Researcher Safety? Ethnography in the Interdisciplinary World of Audit Cultures. Cultural Studies - Critical Methodologies, 18 (6), pp. 400-409.
Abstract: Anthropologists intermittently reflect on the danger and risk that ethnography can involve. Here, we advance this question in a contemporary research environment where the regulatory logics of occupational safety and health (OSH) encroach increasingly on anthropological practice through institutional research governance. We draw on our research into workplace OSH in the construction, health care, and logistics sectors—a research field dominated by behavioral theories that support the preventative logics of OSH regulation. Taking an autoethnographic approach, we explore how researching in potentially dangerous environments requires ethnographers to learn how to be safe through others’ situated safety logics and through those of researcher safety. It is, we argue, through these engagements with the improvisatory ways that workers generally, and researchers specifically, engage with safety, that another set of inconsistencies between OSH preventative logics and our anthropological understanding of how ethnographic knowing emerges become visible.
DOI Link: 10.1177/1532708617745094
Rights: Morgan J & Sarah P, Researcher Safety? Ethnography in the Interdisciplinary World of Audit Cultures, Cultural Studies - Critical Methodologies (Volume 18, Issue 6), pp. 400-409. Copyright © 2017 SAGE Publications. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications

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