Gender, ethics and critique in researching security and secrecy

M. Hoijtink

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• Research objective: The aim of this chapter is to offer a reflective discussion
of the gender-related opportunities and pitfalls associated with research
on security and secrecy. This chapter helps researchers who want to reflect on
questions of ethics and critique in research on security and military institutions.
• Research Puzzle: The puzzle the chapter addresses in relation to secrecy
and methods is not simply to ask questions about how gender relations can
help provide or limit access to information (although this will also be done),
but to discuss how our research encounters with security professionals are
shaped by our position as “insider”/”outsider” and by identity categories,
among them gender.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecrecy and Methodology in Critical Security Research
EditorsMarieke de Goede, Esmé Bosma, Polly Pallister-Wilkins
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780429398186
ISBN (Print)9780367027230, 9780367027247
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019


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