In the past ten years there has been a shift in the field of anthropology towards working with and studying organisations. Anthropologists Inside Organisations addresses this need by bringing together seven diverse case studies based in/on South Asian countries, analysing how anthropologists have negotiated issues that arise from interacting with organisations. The book emphasises methodology and fresh empirical research. It also provides rich and detailed examples of how different researchers have managed to work within constraints imposed by organizations.

Qualitative Research on Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS with Mumbai Sex Workers

Qualitative research on reproductive health and HIV/AIDS with Mumbai sex workers
Aravinda MeeraGuntupalli


This chapter is based on research related to sex workers in the red-light area of Mumbai, India. The aim of the chapter is to discuss methodological issues faced by qualitative researchers when studying the doubly sensitive topic of HIV/AIDS and sex work. The main issues are: selection of the respondents, communication strategies and challenges faced by researchers. In particular, for obtaining high-quality results, various techniques can be used to interact with the respondents. The sharing of research experiences provides valuable insight for future work in this field, as it refines existing research tools and techniques. The aim of this chapter is to address ...

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