Don't Ask about The Pinkie! Doing Fieldwork with the Yakuza
The yakuza are one of the most visible criminal organisations in the world, yet one of the least studied. This talk will explore the difficulties (and advantages) of researching Japanese criminal syndicates, from desk-based research to interviews with elite participants, with particular attention for the role of the female researcher in doing fieldwork with organised crime. Finally a summary of the data collected in the field will be presented.
Date: 1 May 2020, 15:00 (Friday, 1st week, Trinity 2020)
Venue: Online Seminar
Speaker: Martina Baradel (Birbeck College)
Organising department: Nuffield College
Organisers: Zora Hauser (University of Oxford), Federico Varese (University of Oxford)
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Part of: Extra-Legal Governance Seminar
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Maxine Collett