Researching Amongst Elites
Luis L.M. Aguiar is Associate Professor of Sociology at University of the British Columbia, Kelowna, Canada and Christopher J. Schneider is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of British Columbia, Kelowna, Canada.
'I find this collection of case studies to be a stimulating, refreshing, and engaging look at the efforts of researchers to penetrate centers of power and report back on the practices that shape modern life but all-too-often remain invisible. A must read for those curious about "studying up"!' Tim Curry, The Ohio State University, USA 'Researching Amongst Elites is an important book that fills a gap in social justice research. It provides critical insights into research with elites whose power and capital account for the social conditions of marginalized people. The perspectives and experiences provided are crucial to our work for achieving equity and social change through activist research.' Carl E. James, York University, Canada 'This is a collection to be thought of both as a guide to the practicalities of studying 'up' but also a manifesto for doing so... This readable collection contains a range of lively empirical research essays which employ varied methodologies, and it offers significant food-for-thought and guidance to others who may be considering studying up... Overall this book should makes important if not essential reading for researchers undertaking such projects... a copy would be a excellent addition to any academic library...' Sociology Research Online