Koonings, Kees, Dirk Kruijt and Dennis Rodgers (eds.), Ethnography as risky business: field research in violent and sensitive contexts

Book review
Written by

Frida Bjørneseth

PhD candidate


Ethnography as risky business is a 16‐chapter edited volume, providing its readers with a collection of first‐hand ethnographic experiences gathered in contexts shaped by violence and conflict. The book springs out of a symposium that took place in 2014, at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. The editors are upfront about the fact that the book does not proclaim a one‐size‐fits‐all approach to ethnography (p. 15), but rather seeks to share a collection of some of the practical and ethical reflections generated through the group’s research.