Published in May 2013 by University of British Columbia Press, “Red Stamps and Gold Stars: Fieldwork Dilemmas in Upland Socialist Asia” is a collection of essays by social scientists edited by Sarah Turner focusing on experiences on doing fieldwork in Asia.
From the UBC website:
In the late 1970s and ’80s, socialist countries in Asia began reopening their borders to overseas scholars. Today, a growing number of social scientists are embarking on fieldwork in China, Vietnam, and Laos. Red Stamps and Gold Stars brings together all the messiness, compromise, and ethical dilemmas that underscore fieldwork in upland socialist Asia and elsewhere in the Global South. These challenges can range from how to gain research access to politically sensitive border regions, to helping informants-turned-friends access appropriate health care, to reflections on how to best represent ethnic minority voices.
One essay by Isabelle Henrion-Dourcy compares doing research among Tibetans in Lhasa and Dharamsala.
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