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Sociology and Beyond: Agency,  Victimization and the ethics of scientific writing.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
2009 (English)In: Asian Journal of Social Science, ISSN 1568-4849, E-ISSN 2212-3857, Vol. 37, no 3, 391-407 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

During the last decades, development discourse has taken a neo-liberal turn. Parallel to this, the discourse of social science has become more oriented to matters of individual agency. Within the sociological and anthropological literature on development, this emphasis on individual agency is often expressed in terms of an explicit statement taken by the author that s/he wishes to correct an earlier (ethically inferior) emphasis on structure that is assumed to imply that the concerned people are passive victims. Problematising this ethics of scientific writing, this paper will look at various discourses in which the concept of victimhood is used, seeing claims and disclaimers of victimhood as themselves being expressions of agency in a contestation over accountability, responsibility, recognition and possible indemnification or blame.

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2009. Vol. 37, no 3, 391-407 p.
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AGENCY, DISCOURSE, ETHICS, RECOGNITION, VICTIMHOOD
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-36035DOI: 10.1163/156853109X436784ISI: 000269661500005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-36035DiVA: diva2:288659
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