AO. "informed refusal"

  • AO: Foster includes resources under Appendix 1 of community protocol and research guidelines for working with indigenous people (pages 133 - 134).

  • AO: She notes using email and Skype to build and maintain relationships even while not in South Africa.

  • AO: She notes that private legal documents and indigenous customary knowledge were rightly kept from her and she sought to practice and is subject to the kind of ethnographic refusal that Audra Simpson describes (“what you need to know and what I refuse to write in”). (24)

  • AO: As a group that has been heavily researched and have not felt like they received the benefits of the work, Foster notes the protocols and guidelines put in place to try to ammeliorate/address the lack of benefits from research.


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