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Ethics in uncomfortable research situations
Hannah Jones, Yasmin Gunaratnam, Gargi Bhattacharyya, William Davies, Sukhwant Dhaliwal, Emma Jackson and Roiyah Saltus

individuals; but it does this while also keeping in mind the larger structural forces that shape those everyday struggles and give them meaning. Social life is nuanced and complicated, and capturing and representing this complexity in research is difficult. When producing our analysis we at least have time and space for reflection, for multiple attempts to get it right (or to fail again, but fail better – following Samuel Beckett

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Kinneret Lahad

are constituted and reified. Moreover, engaging with waiting as a contingent temporal construct also opens up a space to critique the hierarchal relations it creates, and how in turn it creates and maintains power relations. Hopeful, restless, waiting Samuel Beckett’s (1954) play Waiting for Godot famously emphasizes how fundamentally intrinsic waiting is to the human condition. Waiting, adds Giovanni Gasparini (1995), has a wide range of meanings and attributes, and is commonly considered a basic aspect of the human experience. Waiting moves, he observes, from

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