Coping with the barbarian syndrome: the challenges of researching civilian-military interaction 'from below' in the eastern DR Congo

Verweijen, Judith (2015) Coping with the barbarian syndrome: the challenges of researching civilian-military interaction 'from below' in the eastern DR Congo. In: Nakray, Keerty, Alston, Margaret and Whittenbury, Kerry (eds.) Social Science Research Ethics for a Globalizing World: Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Perspectives. Routledge, pp. 243-257. ISBN 9780415716222

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Abstract

This chapter investigates how dominant framings of the African armed actor as barbaric shaped ethnographic research on the everyday interaction between the military and civilians in the eastern DR Congo’s Kivu provinces. It also explores the role of the new media in the researcher’s efforts to cope with this discursive baggage.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Relations
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Centre for Conflict and Security Research
Depositing User: Judith Verweijen
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2019 12:09
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2019 12:09
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/82151

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