“You again – what are you researching this time?” Can You Ever “Leave the Field”?

BROWNE, KATHERINE and Dinnie, E. (2012) “You again – what are you researching this time?” Can You Ever “Leave the Field”? Fieldwork in Religion, 7 (2). ISSN 1743-0615

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Abstract

This article reflects on “going back” to the field as a researcher who has investigated the intersections of sexualities and spiritualities and occupying multiple and diverse positionalities in relation to research and researcher identities. It explores what it means to “go back” and “give back,” where the lines are permanently blurred between “participant” and “researcher” in particular spiritual spaces. We reflect on how sexualities are implicated in this process, as well as how spiritualities are enacted (or not) on return as a “non-researcher.” We look at what “matters” and what fails to matter through the themes of: being a (non) researcher; being known and unknown, and engaging spiritualities and sexualities. The article argues that “going back” is something that requires further exploration where pleasure and spirituality is found both in the experiences of the space itself and from undertaking research in these spaces.

Item Type: Journal article
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences > L700 Human and Social Geography
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1558/fiel.v7i2.163
Faculties: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Environment and Technology
Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Environment and Technology > Society, Space and Environment
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 16 May 2011 13:40
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 10:35
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/8516

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