“This isn’t getting easier”: Valuing emotion in development research

Humble, Darryl (2012) “This isn’t getting easier”: Valuing emotion in development research. Emotion, Space and Society, 5 (2). pp. 78-85. ISSN 1755-4586

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2011.04.001


This paper explores the importance of ‘mess’ in development research and in particular the emotional mess of research. Through an exploration of my own research with a development education organisation, I argue that capturing and understanding emotion can lead to insights that are not only particularly revealing about the research process and the motivations of the researcher but are also highly informative about the subject area, in this case research in and for development.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: development research, ethnography, mess in research, emotion in research, development education
Subjects: L300 Sociology
L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2012 15:41
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 19:31
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/10699

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