Reflections on interviewing elites

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Abstract

This paper presents one case of the particularities of power. Drawing upon interviews with UK-based elites, I unpack the general with the specific through discussing how I experienced power as a relational effect of social interaction. Within the parameters of a collaborative research project, this involved the challenge of gaining access to and interviewing elites as means to explore the role of a flagship shopping mall as part of a wider urban regeneration agenda. I conclude with some recommendations on how to negotiate the unequal power relations between elites and researchers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-75
JournalArea
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010

Keywords

  • interviews
  • qualitative research
  • elites
  • gaining access
  • positionalities

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Rice, Gareth. / Reflections on interviewing elites. In: Area. 2010 ; Vol. 42, No. 1. pp. 70-75.
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Reflections on interviewing elites. / Rice, Gareth.

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