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Reflecting on death: The emotionality of the research encounter


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Woodthorpe, K., 2009. Reflecting on death: The emotionality of the research encounter. Mortality, 14 (1), pp. 70-86.

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13576270802591228

    Abstract

    This paper considers some of the issues encountered when researching a particular space in which death is engaged: a cemetery landscape. Building on literature available on research and reflexivity, the paper addresses some of the challenges the author dealt with when both in and away from the cemetery field site. At the core of the paper is the recognition that emotional responses can both contribute and distract from the research process. It is the extent to which emotional baggage enlightens and/or diverts from the research process and the data being generated that underpins this paper.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsWoodthorpe, K.
    DOI10.1080/13576270802591228
    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Social & Policy Sciences
    Research CentresCentre for Death and Society
    Publisher StatementWoodthorpe_Mortality_2009_14_1_70.pdf: This is an electronic version of an article published in Woodthorpe, K., 2009. Reflecting on death: The emotionality of the research encounter. Mortality, 14 (1), pp. 70-86. Mortality is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1357%2d6275&volume=14&issue=1&spage=70
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code17742

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