Beyond Indigenous Authenticity: Reflections on the Insider/Outsider Debate in Immigration ResearchSymbolic Interaction (2003)
The insider/outsider debate in field research has recently been identified as one of the more important areas of needed research in immigration scholarship. My fieldwork as a native ethnographer among Somali immigrants to Canada is used to further that argument by showing the insatiability of categories such as native ethnographers and that the insider/outsider roles are products of the particular situation in which a given fieldwork takes place and not from the status characteristics per se of the researcher.
Publication DateNovember, 2003
Citation InformationAbdi M. Kusow. "Beyond Indigenous Authenticity: Reflections on the Insider/Outsider Debate in Immigration Research" Symbolic Interaction Vol. 26 Iss. 4 (2003) p. 591 - 599 ISSN: 01956086
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/abdi_kusow/9/