This paper examines fieldwork experience in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs). The research utilized participatory action research (PAR) and focused on a Palestinian community resisting demolition order for their homes in the South Hebron Hills. The paper addresses the critical difficulties faced during the planning and execution of fieldwork within a colonial regime that sustains Apartheid. This study aims to initiate a broader discourse within the sociological academic sphere regarding fieldwork encounters, their restitution, and the connections that academics establish and cultivate with the communities they engage with.

Scrutinizing a Fieldwork Experience: Challenges in Doing Research With Social Movement Actors in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Stagni, Federica
2023

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This paper examines fieldwork experience in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs). The research utilized participatory action research (PAR) and focused on a Palestinian community resisting demolition order for their homes in the South Hebron Hills. The paper addresses the critical difficulties faced during the planning and execution of fieldwork within a colonial regime that sustains Apartheid. This study aims to initiate a broader discourse within the sociological academic sphere regarding fieldwork encounters, their restitution, and the connections that academics establish and cultivate with the communities they engage with.
2023
Settore SPS/11 - Sociologia dei Fenomeni Politici
fieldwork; occupied Palestinian territories; settler colonialism; social movements; participatory action research
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