Participant observation, internet ethnography and the lurking researcher
In this post, Francesca Uberti reflects on the meaning of participant observation, drawing upon her fieldwork carrying out internet ethnography and her experience of being the 'lurking researcher'.
What Makes an Ideal Prosecutrix? A Call for Socio-Legal Analysis of Indian Sexual Offence Cases
Sarthak Chaudhary and Richa Jain reflect on rape myths and the construction of ideal victims within sexual offence cases by the Indian judiciary.
How to Handbook the Sociology of Law as a Borderland Science
In this post, Professor Jiří Přibáň reflects on the Sociology of Law as a borderline science and its differences with Socio-Legal Studies.
Putting us in our Place: Recognising the Parasitic Tendencies of the Socio-Legal Researcher
In this post, Professor Linda Mulcahy and Dr Anna Tsalapatanis reflect on the challenges of running focus groups with foodbank users and consider the parasitic nature of Socio-Legal research.
Fieldwork in Times of Crisis: Notes from Lebanon
In this post, DPhil student Lama Karamé considers the challenges of completing fieldwork in times of crisis, reflecting upon her current empirical work within Lebanon.
Talking about Methods
Doing Research with Intellectually Disabled Research Participants
In this episode of Talking about Methods, Professor Linda Mulcahy talks to Professor Rosie Harding (University of Birmingham) about doing research with intellectually disabled participants.
Ethics in Socio-Legal Research
In this episode of Talking about Methods, Professor Linda Mulcahy talks to Dr Anna Tsalapatanis about ethics in Socio-Legal research.
A Good Read
The ‘Economic’ and the ‘Legal’ in Corporate Liability and its Negation
David Campbell reviews Anna Aseeva's new book, From Corporate Social Responsibility to Corporate Social Liability: A Socio-Legal Study of Corporate Liability in Global Value Chains (Hart 2021).
The Making of Truths in Dutch Criminal Court
Marina Kurkchiyan reviews Irene van Oorschot's new book, The Law Multiple: Judgment and Knowledge in Practice (Cambridge University Press 2021).