Diversity and equality: Reflections on rural research


Sally Shortall, Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University, England

Bettina Bock, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Contact: five contributors will be invited


In this panel discussion we are interested in exploring change and continuity in theories and methods of rural research on diversity and equality. This is prompted by Burawoy’s (2013) article where he concludes that he created ‘ethnographic fallacies’ because he did not reflect on his theories and methods sufficiently to take account of how the world had changed around him and perhaps his theoretical framework was now outmoded. In this panel researchers will reflect on this question in relation to, for example, gender, migration, race and social class.  There will be a maximum of five participants who will speak for no more than ten minutes, followed by a general discussion.  


Panel discussion