Searching and Researching for Located Narratives as Data of the ‘Other’

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Esita Sur


In social science research, methodology plays a significant role in constructing and shaping knowledge; the domain of methodology is equally contested and politicised. Therefore, studying gender and disability has been challenging, as it carries a Western, masculine and objective context. The paper tries to argue that the notions of gender and disability demand a more contextualised and embedded methodologies, which can highlight the possibility of multiple truths and situated knowledge of the marginalised. It also voices a need for a more indigenous methodology to address the questions on gender and disability in India; however, it does neither reject the western canons of work nor the non-indigenous researchers but opens up a more embedded way of thinking.



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Sur, E. (2019). Searching and Researching for Located Narratives as Data of the ‘Other’ . Space and Culture, India, 7(1), 15-26.
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Esita Sur, Scottish Church College, Kolkata

Assistant Professor in Political Science
Received 2018-12-29
Accepted 2019-04-09
Published 2019-06-30


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