The Psycho-Affective Echoes of Colonialism in Fieldwork Relations

Robert Garot

Abstract


This article describes the varieties of relations with African immigrant interviewees in Tuscany as experienced by a white male interviewer from the United States. Franz FANON's discussion of the psycho-affective consequences of colonialism is vital for understanding how naïve and romantic notions of fieldwork relations are disingenuous, counter-productive and perhaps destructive in a neo-colonial landscape.

URN: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs1401125


Keywords


qualitative methodology; colonialism; surveillance; refugee; interviews

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/fqs-15.1.2102

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