Issue 1 Validity

September 2019

Edited by Laura Jung, Rosa Marvell, Emilia Melossi, Marie Tuley. © 2019 ISSN 2632-2455


‘Hello from the other side’: Listening to Data, Slow Science and the Quest for Validity in Qualitative Content Analysis ProcessesRosalina Costa, Department of Sociology and CICS.NOVA.UÉvora, The Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences, Universidade de Évora, Portugal

TrustworthinessHelen Foster-Collins, Department of Education, University of Exeter, UK

Coping with Epistemological Restrictions in Interdisciplinary Emotion ResearchElisabeth Huber, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

A Defence of Historical Sociology Carina J. Mansey, Department of Sociology, City University of London, UK

White Power, Racialized Regimes of Truth, and (In)ValidityAli Meghji, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge, UK

Invalidating the Archive: Interpreting Silences and InconsistenciesRébecca Suzanne Franco; Nawal Mustafa, Department of Constitution and Administrative Law, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands

Limits of Validity: Alienation and the Power to IgnoreJacob Nielsen, Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology University of Liverpool, UK

Valid Proof: Understanding the Politics of Public-Key CryptographyRobert Pantalone, Social and Political Thought, Acadia University, Canada

Emotion and Epistemic Murkiness: Fieldwork Under the Possibility of FireSandro Simon, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Cologne, Germany


Connecting with Emotions: Exploring the Arts and Valid Research with Displaced Communities in ColombiaJonathan Franklin, International Development, University of East Anglia, UK

Snowflakes, Pseudo Science, Grievance Studies? Situating Critical Scholarship and Progressive Politics in the Context of Far-Right Ascendancy – Laura Jung, Department of International Relations, University of Sussex, UK

Interview 1/3: Akanksha Mehta

Interview 2/3: Gurminder K. Bhambra

Interview 3/3: Alison Phipps

What Counts as Valid Research in Social Work?Anne Murphy; Emma Speer, School of Social Work, University of East Anglia, UK


‘Oh. My. God. You’re crazy!’: The Struggle for Validity Whilst Parenting and Doing a PhDOlivia Blair, University of Kent, UK

Bending and Flexing Around Valid Youth WorkSydney Church, The Centre for Youth Impact, London, UK

The Role of the Anthropologist’s Emotions in Constructing an Honest FieldChloë Place, Department of Anthropology, University of Sussex, UK