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Gaining the Trust of Closed Communities

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Episode Description

In this episode of Talking about Methods, Professor Linda Mulcahy talks to Associate Professor Florian Grisel (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford) about mixed methods (archives and interview) which reveals important issues about gaining the trust of research subjects in closed communities. 

Produced by Linda Mulcahy and Urania Chiu.

Readings on Gaining the Trust of Closed Communities Recommended by Dr Florian Grisel

Spradley, J.P. (2016). The Ethnographic Interview (Waveland Press).

Geertz, C. (1973). Chapter 15, ‘Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight’ in The Interpretation of Cultures (New York: Basic Books).

Grisel, F. (2021). How Migrations Affect Private Orders: Norms and Practices in the Fishery of Marseille. 55(1) Law & Society Review 177.

About the Speaker

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Dr Florian Grisel

Associate Professor, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford

Florian Grisel is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (CSLS), University of Oxford. Prior to joining CSLS he was a Research Fellow at the National Centre for Scientific Research in Paris, where he was the Deputy-Director of the Centre for Theory and Analysis of Law at Paris Nanterre, and a Reader in Transnational Law at King’s College London. His work focuses on international arbitration and private governance.

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