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Sarah B. Rodriguez

of the course, after spending several weeks considering global ethical research codes, in particular the Nuremberg Code – the first international code of medical research ethics created in 1946 in response to the horrors of the science conducted in

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Lessons from Refugees

Research Ethics in the Context of Resettlement in South America

Marcia Vera Espinoza

met with complaints of exclusion from academic and policy debates ( Omata 2019 ). Moving Forward The importance of researchers’ reflexivity and research ethics has been one of the main contributions of feminists and other critical geographers

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Lest We Forget (Matter)

Posthumanism, Memory, and Exclusion

Matthew Howard

effect a particular understanding of the situatedness, and precarity, of memory and its ability to change as a condition of human political existence. I want to conclude with a note on research ethics, on the basis of Shaunnagh Dorsett and Shaun McVeigh

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Narratives of Ambivalence

The Ethics of Vulnerability and Agency in Research with Girls in the Sex Trade

Alexandra Ricard-Guay and Myriam Denov

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In this article, we examine the ethical realities that emerged from a qualitative study with adolescent girls on sexual exploitation. We outline and articulate the importance of moving beyond the inclusion of girls’ voices in research to discussing the ethical and practical implications of doing so. We consider the notions of power, victimization, and agency and highlight the ethical dilemma of doing research with girls in the sex trade, particularly in a context in which participants’ narratives are characterized by profound ambivalence, as seen in their frequent oscillation between narratives of victimization on the one hand, and of agency and power on the other. The nexus between girlhood studies and ethics provides us with a valuable opportunity to analyze, and thus highlight, the importance of social context in understanding these adolescent girls’ narratives and self-representations.

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Home Away from Home

Ethnography of an EU Erasmus+ Project

Terry Lamb and Danila Mayer

Researchers participating in the development and training week of one of the European Union’s Erasmus+ projects come forwards in this contribution and share their insights. Youth engaged in integration of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers were to be trained, their approaches made visible and their networking strengthened in a two-year project that included a seven-days get-together in Croatia. Further activities included ample desk research of relevant initiatives, dissemination conferences in the participating countries (England, Belgium, Germany, Austria, and Croatia), a research report, and a collection of training modules. A definite goal was to address and to counter rising tensions in EU countries regarding refugee and migration movements.

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Building Capacity in Ethical Review

Compliance and Transformation in the Asia-Pacific Region

Rachel Douglas-Jones

that the people (‘human subjects’) participating in the testing of drugs or medical devices are protected by standards of research ethics ( Petryna 2005 ). Prompted by the turn-of-the-century increases in multi-sited and ‘collaborative’ clinical trials

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Martin Holbraad

Experimenting with the many potentials of anthropological analysis—that shifting interface between the empirical and the conceptual, the space and perhaps the time between ethnography and theory—is at the heart of our journal’s intellectual mission. Our aim is to publish articles that display a spirit of analytical exploration by dealing in fresh ways with their empirical materials and showing in the action of their analytical treatment new paths for anthropological thinking to pursue. Alongside full-length research articles, in this issue we inaugurate Think Pieces in Analytics, a forum devoted to slightly shorter and more speculative texts, in which particular aspects of the scope, process, or aims of anthropological analysis are explored for their own sake. Mirroring the ambiguous and shifting character of both the concept and the practice of analysis, we give free rein to contributors to broach matters of methodology, theoretical approach, research ethics and politics, interdisciplinary interface, and institutional infrastructure, as long as their bearing on questions of analytical practice in anthropology is identified.

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Claudia Mitchell

There is probably no topic associated with doing fieldwork with girls and young women that evokes more concern than the issue of ethics. For many members of university research ethics boards (REBs) the very term girls in the title of a project sets

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Penny Welch and Susan Wright

platform Socrative to involve less confident students and stimulate discussion; and a game that reinforces students’ understanding of important issues in research ethics. In the first article, Laura Louise Sarauw and Simon Ryberg Madsen explore some of the

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Is anthropology legal?

Earthquakes, blitzkrieg, and ethical futures

Edward Simpson

the United Kingdom. I conclude with a salutary discussion of research ethics and questions about the possible legal status of published anthropology. Background and key terms In 2004 I contributed a chapter titled “Hindutva as a rural planning paradigm