Conference Presentation: "A Paradox Approach to Navigating the Tensions of Ethnographic Research"
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At the POS Research Conference 2022, I had the opportunity to present a paper Angela Greco and I are currently working on proposing "A Paradox Approach to Navigating the Tensions of Ethnographic Research".
Motivated by the tensions we experienced while studying paradoxes as ethnographers during our doctoral work, we draw from the narratives and work shared by organizational ethnographers during two panel discussions for the paradox both and community (Leveraging Tensions, 2020). By building on the scholarly work on paradox theory, we draw from our experiences conducting ethnography and from the narratives of other organizational ethnographers and offer insights into what we call "paradoxes of ethnography".
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