Reflections on conducting research on the ‘war on terror’: religious identity, subjectivity and emotions

Ahmed, Shamila (2014) Reflections on conducting research on the ‘war on terror’: religious identity, subjectivity and emotions. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 19 (2). pp. 177-190. ISSN 1364-5579

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Abstract

In recent years there has been an increase in literature which has explored the insider/outsider position through ethnic identities. However, there remains a neglect of religious identities, even though it could be argued that religious identities have become increasingly important through being prominent in international issues such as the ‘war on terror’ and the Middle East conflict. Through drawing on the concept of subjectivity, I reflect on research I conducted on the impact of the ‘war on terror’ on British Muslims. I explore the space between the insider/outsider position demonstrating how my various subjectivities – the ‘non-Islamic appearance I’, the ‘Muslim I’, the ‘personal I’, the ‘exploring I’, the ‘Kashmiri I’ or the ‘Pakistani I’, the ‘status I’ and the ‘outsider I’ – assisted in establishing trust, openness and commonality. I conclude by demonstrating how the ‘emotional I’ allowed me to manage my own emotions and participants emotions.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: insider/outsider, subjectivity, ‘war on terror’, religious identity, emotions
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Depositing User: RED Unit Admin
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2017 09:29
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 19:28
URI: http://bucks.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17251

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