Call for Chapters: Researching Transculturally: Methodological Issues and Challenges, to be edited by Mabel Victoria (Edinburgh Napier University).
Deadline for abstract: 30 June, 2021.
Researchers often work in culturally and linguistic challenging contexts. They interact with research participants whose native language and sociocultural backgrounds are different to their own. They also conduct fieldwork in settings that are unfamiliar to them—constantly having to make decisions as minute as what to wear, how to greet people in a culturally appropriate manner, or whether taking photographs of place and people is taboo. There are a number of other challenges, such as differing roles and expectations, conflicting cultural values and world views, power relations, and culturally sensitive ethical practices.
There is very little practical guidance in the literature that can help qualitative researchers navigate the terrain of researching across cultures. This volume will present contributions from different researchers that provide the reader with an idea of the challenges and issues they faced while researching transculturally. Contributions will provide a behind-the- scenes perspective or narrative accounts that are not often written about as part of journal articles or monographs.