In this essay, I apply a rhizome metaphor to explore the ways transparency functions in three humanitarian sites. Using a case study method, I investigate how transparency functioned in a resettlement program following communal violence in Indonesia, an emergency response program following Cyclone Nargis in Burma, and a gender-based violence program in Sudan. Through my analysis, I suggest that transparency is a communicative act that has both short and long-range implications for all parties involved, however removed, from the research or intervention project.
Lowry, Carmen S.
"Lines of Flight: A Rhizomatic Exploration of Transparency in Three International Humanitarian Sites,"
Kaleidoscope: A Graduate Journal of Qualitative Communication Research:
Vol. 12, Article 3.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/kaleidoscope/vol12/iss1/3