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Methodological Remarks and Research Setting

Johannes Quack

in Disenchanting India

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199812608
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919406 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812608.003.0005
Methodological Remarks and Research Setting

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The introductory first part of Disenchanting India ends with a chapter on the fieldwork conducted and methods applied. This fourth chapter reflects upon the distinguishing characteristics of an ethnography of a movement. Given the many ways one is able to move in and out of the field and follow the rationalists on- and off-line, in India and the West, in public as well as academic discourse, the research can be described as a “multi-sited ethnography”. Finally this chapter discusses the translation of key terms from Hindi or Marathi into English.

Keywords: fieldwork; methodology; organisation; movement; multi-sited ethnography; Hindi; Marathi; English

Chapter.  3055 words. 

Subjects: Hinduism

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