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.

Inside Case Study Methodology: Conceptions of STIs and Health-Seeking Behaviour among Street-Based Sex Workers in Chittagong, Bangladesh

Inside case study methodology: Conceptions of STIs and health-seeking behaviour among street-based sex workers in Chittagong, Bangladesh


The objective of my research project was to collect narratives from street-based sex workers in Chittagong regarding individual views on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and medical check-up habits. Formulation of relevant and effective prevention programmes for HIV/AIDS requires better understanding of the knowledge, attitudes, behaviours and practices in high-risk groups (Hosain & Chatterjee 2005). The objective of the qualitative data analysis was to shed light on certain beliefs and practices carried by sex workers so that they may be incorporated into an HIV/AIDS prevention and care programme already established through the NGO ...

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