Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dsp01v118rh35t
 Title: Readings in Methodology : African Perspectives Contributors: Ouédraogo, Jean-BernardCardoso, Carlos Keywords: AfricaMethodologyEthnographySociologyFieldworkMorocco Issue Date: 2011 Publisher: CODESRIA (Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa) Place of Publication: Dakar, Senegal Series/Report no.: CODESRIA book series Description: The texts included in this volume have the sole objective of enabling readers to consider with critical distance scientific commitment which suffers from a sterile utilitarianism often corrupting the creativity of researchers in the African context. It would seem that we should now suggest a break with the dominant doxa which, supported in this undertaking by developmentalists, refused to allow African researchers free rein in abstraction and requires them to occupy the thankless place of data purveyors in a global division of intellectual work where the spot favorable to the accumulation of symbolic benefits of recognition is forbidden to them. How can we construct a science, monitor its practices and formulate theories on which it should thrive without mastering the epistemological prerequisites and thereby daring to offer a measured contextualization of its results? This volume is an incentive for a critical look back on social science as it is practiced in contemporary Africa. The intention of the authors of this volume will have been diverted if after the reading of these texts it does not clearly appear that “methodology is not the private tutor or guardian of the scholar, but always his student.” URI: http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dsp01v118rh35t ISSN: 978-2-86978-483-3 Related resource: http://www.codesria.org Appears in Collections: Serials and series reports (Publicly Accessible) - CODESRIA

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