Ethnography

  • Ethnography

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    Ethnography One of the most complex and interesting aspects of cultural anthropology is the ethnography. The idea of being able to read stories about groups of individuals is something that is intriguing to many people. With the ethnography, the authors many times feel that they have control and understanding over the individuals that they are writing about. Furthermore, many of these authors assume that the individuals among whom they are living and studying exemplify the entire society as

  • Ethnography Paper On Ethnography

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    Steven Howell March 30, 2014 Ethnography paper Foundation: B-boys, B-girls, and Hip-hop Culture in New York The ethnography that I chose to read was Foundation: B-boys, B-girls, and Hip-hop Culture in New York, by Joseph G. Schloss. I wanted to read this book because I enjoy listening to hip hop and wanted to learn more about where hip hop came from and what it really consists of. At the beginning of this book it discusses the poor view that the public and people have on hip-hop music and also

  • Ethnography

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    Ethnography Works Cited Missing Reflexivity is a qualitative method of research that takes an ethnography one step further, displaying the personal thoughts and reflections of the anthropologist on his informants. Ethnographies generally take an outside or foreign perspective of a culture, like reading a text, and reflexivity introduces a new component of inside description. Here, the anthropologist may describe personal interactions and experiences with natives and use this inside information

  • ethnography

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    data. Ethnographic approach According to Hammersley and Atkinson, (2007) ethnography is a social research approach coming to first hand integration of empirical finding and the theoretical and comparative interpretation in organization and culture. Additionally, this tradition is considered as correspondence with other labels such as, fieldwork, interpretive method, qualitative inquiry and case study. The ethnography is an invention in cultural anthropology, with its focus on small-scale societies

  • Ethnography

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    Ethnography Personal experience and reflexivity should be used within anthropology as a tool to reflect on the culture that is being studied and not a refocusing of attention on the self. Works such as Dorinne Kondo’s “Dissolution and Reconstitution of Self,” use the idea of reflexivity as a mirror in which to view the culture being studied in a different manner. This use of reflexivity allows for the focus to stay on the culture being studied. A move away from this is the new branch of humanistic

  • Ethnography

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    Ethnography Introduction Beginning with the early stages of savagery to the complex civilizations in the 21st century, the need to compete remains an important aspect in the continual evolution of mankind. Competition took various forms throughout history from the bloody attempts to kill a mammoth in order to provide nourishment, to the violent battles between two opposing sides taking place on college football fields every Saturday afternoon. Another form of competition involving severe contact

  • Ethnography

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    Ethnography Works Cited Missing Anthropology is defined, in the most basic terms, as the study of other cultures. This field can subsequently be divided into more specific sects, and contain more precise defining characteristics, but this definition is essentially all that is needed. Anthropology is a science that attempts to look at other cultures and draw conclusions to questions that are raised while studying. An anthropologist is someone who accepts what is presented before them and is

  • Ethnography

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    Ethnography Works Cited Missing Reflexivity has recently been designated as an indicator of postmodernism in anthropological texts. In this context, the practice is attacked as self-indulgent narcissism, but its true scope reaches much further. While some ethnographic texts exhibit an overemphasis on the author, and his position within the work, this is one extreme of the range reflexivity, which also serves as a methodological tool, unincorporated into the writing, and as a means to account

  • Ethnography

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    When I was a kid my parents always took me to Nathdwara to take the blessings of Lord Krishna every now and then because my parents are so religious. So by going there several times I am also attached to that place. Actually Nathdwara is situated in Rajasthan state and I live in the state called Gujarat and in the city called as Ahmedabad. It takes six hours drive from my city to Nathdwara and this is the only nearest place where I could get mental peace. This is very important place for me and my

  • Writing an Ethnography

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    even more pertinent if posed about ethnographies. An ethnography is, by nature, meant to be a description of a people (the dictionary definition actually refers to “scientific description of individual cultures,” but that brings up questions about the meaning of “scientific” and “culture”). How can a people (or a culture) be described truthfully? And what is the relationship between the idealized pursuit of truth and ethical practices? In writing an ethnography, both what the ethnographer sees (as

  • Collaborative Ethnography

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    ethnographers believe that it is the way we interpret information that must be studied and that the voice of societies should be advocated through an informant. They also believe that to do this the use of collaborative ethnography is of vital importance. Collaborative ethnography is a relationship between ethnographers and informants. This, however, could be a team of ethnographers observing and studying a society, it could be a couple of ethnographers and more than one informant or it could be an

  • Ethnography Of Walmart

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    Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart is a place that varies from city to city, but still attracts many of the same people. Everyone knows the weird people that wear ridiculous things to do their normal routine of shopping. That is why I have chosen to do my mini ethnography one day while shopping as an insider at the local Wal-Mart in Auburn, Alabama. Wal-Mart is a large center for shopping that attracts many different types of people, while creating an environment within itself. I woke up one morning in the need

  • A Reflection on Ethnographies

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    Furthermore, Hedican is describing the difficulties that reflexive understanding has brought to him and how it is a long process when conducting fieldwork. “Participant observation” is another key concept described in both Henry’s ethnography, as well as Hedican’s ethnography. My personal understanding is that participant observation means living in a culture that is not your own while also keeping a detailed record of your observations and interviews. Also, it is described as a research method to gain

  • An Ethnography of Hunters

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    downtown Goshen, Indiana. I called them up, explained rather inarticulately what I was interested in, and soon set up meetings with what I believed to be thoroughly encultured, currently involved, non-analytic individuals. My research took the form of ethnography, with the goal of grasping my informants' point of view, their relation to life, and their visions of their world . One of my first discoveries was that I needed to learn a new language: (what was a muzzleloader? Why was a solid blade better

  • Ethnography of Performance

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    Ethnography of Performance During a musical performance many elements to be looked are not easily recognized by the average critic. A musical performance has multiple interactions taking place between the music, text, performers, audience, and space that all can contribute to a great performance. Overwhelming majority of the audience does not realize so much can be looked at during a single performance. At a performance by the University of Maryland Marching Band I was able to analyze the Musical

  • Ethnography: Ainu

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    Ethnography: Ainu Worldview      The Ainu, Japan’s native aboriginal people, are very much an isolated people, living now only in the northern island of Japan, Hokkaido. They number, as of a 1984 survey, 24,381, continuing a rise from a low point in the mid nineteenth century due to forced labor and disease, and have largely left their old ways and integrated into standard Japanese society, though even the majority of those still reside in Hokkaido. The animistic religion of the Ainu is firmly

  • Ethnography Reflection

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    disgusting. But I would try both before passing judgment. When I spent two summers in Japan, my tastes changed considerably because I tried everything before making a decision about what I did or didn't like. (49, 201) 18. Mad Dogs is the first ethnography I have read. I really enjoyed it. Raybeck really made the places and people come alive with his storytelling. As I was reading, I kept reflecting on the time I spent in Japan. During and after high school I lived in Japan during two summers. The

  • Buzzmill Ethnography

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    November 24, 2013, our group visited the Buzz Mill, a 24 hour coffee shop, bar, and venue all in one that epitomizes its catchy name, which riffs off of the marriage of a coffee buzz and a saw mill. This eclectic little shop set the scene for our ethnography; local musicians and artists regularly perform on Buzzmill’s little stage. Collectively, our group chose this venue because the event we attended – Whiskey Church – was free, the place itself is not too far away from where each of us lived, and

  • Auto-ethnography

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    represented by dichotomies or “exercises of power” which “splits the human world into a group for whom the ideal order is to be erected, and another which is for the unfitting, the uncontrollable, the incongruous and the ambivalent” (9). This auto-ethnography expresses a construct of my identity within a framework of perceived dichotomies that I am just now discovering. My earliest memories are associated with my first weeks in Diamond Bar, Transamerica Corporation’s bold experiment in master-planned

  • Religion Ethnography Essay

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    Kayla Akers ATH 185 Professor Cinnamon 27 April 2014 Religion Ethnography 1.) Intro: I decided to focus my Religious Ethnography on a friend whom I recently have become close with. Adhita Sahai is my friend’s name, which she later told me her first name meant “scholar.” I choose to observe and interview Adhita, after she invited me to her home after hearing about my assignment. I was very humbled that she was open to this, because not only was it a great opportunity for this paper, but it also

  • The Role of Reflexivity in Ethnography

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    The Role of Reflexivity in Ethnography Reflexivity, as I understand it, is very well named.It is the practice of reflecting upon oneself and one’s work, of being self-aware and self-critical. In anthropology, it is well exemplified by the work of Renato Rosaldo, Ruth Behar, and Dorinne Kondo, among others. In its most obvious form (or at least the form most obvious to me), reflexivity is manifest in the practice of an ethnographer including herself in her own ethnographic research---seeing herself

  • Ethnography on Cambodian Americans

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    Bond, Michael. "Which Ethnography to Do." E-mail interview. 09 Dec. 2013. CAHI. "Welcome to The Cambodian-American Heritage, Inc. Website." Welcome to The Cambodian-American Heritage, Inc. Website. Cambodian-American Heritage, Inc., 14 Oct. 2013. Web. 12 Dec. 2013. Chhim, Porthira. "Overcoming Unimaginable Atrocities." The New Face of Asian Pacific America. Ed. Eric Lai and Dennis Arguelles. UCLA Asian American Studies Center, 2003. Web. 12 Dec. 2013. Kang, David. "Ethnography." Telephone interview

  • Preschool: An Ethnography

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    I decided to do my ethnographic work on the subculture of preschoolers. There is much to be gained from observing such a subculture. It is apparent that at a very young age children, preschoolers included, have picked up on gender roles and other social cues. These behaviors, obviously learned and therefore cultural, were observed by them and in turn replicated. This is evident in the behaviors I observed during the time I spent at a local preschool. I have agreed not to disclose the name or location

  • Buzzmill Ethnography

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    On Sunday, November 24, 2013, our group visited BuzzMill, a 24 hour coffee shop, bar, and venue all in one, and it set our scene; local musical artists perform regularly on Buzzmill’s little stage. Collectively, our group chose this venue because it was free, not too far away from where each of us lived, and of course because it was a bar. Located off the east side in Austin, the venue has a fenced-in courtyard with a barbeque food trailer, a small stage, and various seating arrangements. What was

  • Ethnography of the Maasai

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    Within the Maasai culture there are several political decision makers. One decision maker is the father in a family unit. The father can decide where his children live within the kraal, which is an enclosed settlement. Another part of the decision making process in the Maasai culture are the elders of the clan. Another group that participates in the Maasai’s process of making decisions are the warriors. Warriors are the young men of a tribe; boys become warriors after they are circumcised. Thus

  • Erica James Ethnography

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    The people of Haiti have been beaten, raped, maimed, and even killed all in the pursuit of democracy and some how they still have hope. Erica James ethnography is a tightly woven account of the structural violence, created via culture, history, politics and economy, which has saturated this small Caribbean nation. James states that her book will examine the paradox that many of the efforts to rehabilitate the nation and its citizens, and to promote democracy and economic stability, inadvertently

  • Ethnography Report II

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    equity. The funding partners were selected carefully to ensure the ability to meet local needs rather than the donors’. Finally, one of the main sources of success was community participation. There has been a couple shocking moments for me in the ethnography, but the biggest one is the failure of international help. What really surprises me is the fact that no one has really tackled the problem as a complex issue, and that Haiti’s situation has been taken advantage of by some national and international

  • Ethnography And The Media Effects On The Audience

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    Ethnography plays a key role in doing qualitative audience research. Traditional audience research is using quantitative study of positivism paradigm, which aims to measure the media effects on the audience. These studies with may use statistics methods to calculate the rate of reading and ratings or design questionnaires to the audience in order to collect the statistical data of the audience reactions. Hall (1980) claims that there are three models for the audience to interpret the meaning towards

  • Alex's Restaurant, an ethnography

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    Alex's Restaurant, an ethnography The Wiseguys (scene one): *These four old guys (definitely into their late sixties, early seventies) sell cars at one of the dealerships on the boulevard. I would bet fifty dollars that they all work for Cadillac. They come in once a week, on Friday afternoons. They love me. They like to give me a hard time, ask why I don’t love them anymore, when I’m going to run away with them, etc, etc. They are caricatures of car salesmen but are obviously unaware of this

  • My Experience Of My Ethnography

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    words to go. It felt like an endless journey, where I was just going to fail in the end. I had been researching my ethnography paper for about 2 months, and I knew all the information needed to finish was there, but I do not know why I could not continue. It was just not coming to me, but I knew I had to wrap-up my ethnography paper. My literacy and experience of writing my ethnography paper demonstrated: the prior writing skills I had, how my pre-ib class influenced it, the challenges I faced, and

  • Is Ethnography a Suitable method for Research

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    Is Ethnography a Suitable method for Research on Residential Satisfaction and Community Participation. Ethnography within its wider field of research is described as the study of people’s behaviour in terms of social contexts, with emphasis on interaction in everyday situations (Lindsay, 1997). It is further defined as research that constitutes the art and science of describing a group or culture (Fetterman, 1989). However, the specific definition that will be used throughout this work

  • Ethnography Report I

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    Catherine Maternowska’s study of family planning takes place in one of the world’s poorest slums Cité Soleil in Haiti. Cité Soleil is a dirty and violent place. The main concern of the residents is survival; however, due to political instability it’s been a struggle. Duvalier family ruled Haiti for a long time, and poor people were often target of violence. Duvalier dictatorship was followed by democracy and new president Aristide. However, it all came to an end pretty soon, and those supporting

  • Gender Importance of the Anthropologist of Ethnography

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    Gender Importance of the Anthropologist of Ethnography What importance may the sex of the anthropologist have on the ethnographic process? There are many factors which can influence the ethnographic process for an anthropologist, and a very important one is his/her sex. This essay will examine the different attitudes towards sex, the problems that face all ethnographers when they embark on fieldwork in a different environment to their own, as well as the problems and

  • Ethnography of the American Flag

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    In America there is a religious totem held above all else. It is a piece of square cloth with thirteen red and white lines and 50 stars that they place on a pole over their heads. They honor their flag in almost every aspect of their lives. They are placed at national shrines, cathedrals, outside homes and inside of every classroom. Every the morning in schools all across the nation children are required to pray to the flag and pledge their loyalty. In it is raised every morning outside the school

  • Ethnography: Musical Performance

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    Music is an interesting thing. When musicians perform there are plenty of elements to be observed that are not recognized easily to an untrained person. Musical performances contain interactions going on between the performers, audience, music, and space. These come together to create a great performance. The vast majority of people in the audience do not even realize how much there is to be observed during a musical performance. While attending a concert by the Wentzville Holt High School Symphonic

  • Ethnography First Of The Criminal Court

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    Ethnography first assignment I first visited the criminal court located in Brooklyn, NY on November 14, 2016. I had to take the train because my mom had my car. When I arrived, I noticed different people standing outside the court building. There was a long line of people waiting to enter the courthouse. I had to go through a security system upon entering the building, which included removing all my belongings and placing them into a dark gray bucket and then I passed through a security check door

  • Methods And Dat Auto Ethnography

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    Methods and Data: Auto Ethnography In 2011- 2015, I served as an In-School Detention Teacher/Mentoring Specialist through JLJ Vision Outreach for Toledo Public School District. During my tenure, I worked in five bottom feeder schools in regards of behavioral referrals and academic performance. As alternative placement program, the schools purpose of having our services in their building was to: reduce suspension rates, mentor at-risk youth, and to be disciplinarians in the buildings. The most

  • Ethnography Is The Study Of People And Cultures

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    Ethnography is the study of people and cultures. Each family can trace its roots back throughout the years with the help of family trees, artifacts, and history books. There is also a new website that has been available for use called Ancestry.com, it allows you to put in your family tree and it tells you where your ancestry has been in the news, books, or other family members you might not have realized you had. There are tons of ways to find out about your family. It is a great way to learn who

  • A Look At Neo-Paganism Through Ethnography

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    An Ethnography of Modern Witches The growing practice of Neo-Paganism in America has caused many to turn their heads. The misunderstanding of the religion has caused many to equate the practitioners with the popular conception of typical "witches," that perform black magic rituals, satanic sacrifices, and engage in devil-inspired orgies. After many years, the Neo-Pagan community has cleared up many misconceptions through the showing that many of them do not engage in activities, and are rather

  • Silk Thai Cuisine Ethnography Study

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    An ethnography study was conducted at Silk Thai Cuisine located in the city of Huntington Beach. The study was conducted between 3.00 – 4.30 pm on Sunday (March 8,2014) The city of Huntington Beach has approximately 189,707 residents, estimate in year of 2012. The city is hub for busineses, the majority of which are primarily based on Beach Blvd. There are variety of busineses, many of which include medical offices, accouting firms, and small busineses. Silk Thai Cuisine is located in the mid-size

  • Kung Life: An Ethnography by Majorie Shostak

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    The many ethnographies produced from the fieldwork of anthropologist, account for much of our knowledge of cultures we may consider foreign of our own. Ethnographies are often written to provide an understanding of the practices of the studied culture, thus bridging the gap between separate ways of life. Majorie Shostak is one of the well known anthropologist who attempts to do just this in her writings. During her stay in the Dobe regions of Botswana, she studied the life of !Kung women to find

  • Ethnography : Analysis Of The Starbucks And Everyday Life

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    they are doing, and or may have previously done. For those that are unaware, this is essentially considered ethnography, the analysis of a culture or society, typically based on the observation of a participant(s) resulting in a written account of a people place or institution. (Definition taken from the Glossary of Terms written by Simon Coleman and Bob Simpson). I conducted an ethnography study in which I sat at a nearby Starbucks and watched as people interacted which each other as well as their

  • Ethnography about Human Behavior and Economics

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    stock exchange in the world, The New York Stock Exchange among other major exchanges like NASDAQ, New York Board of Trade and the New York Mercantile Exchange. This and others make New York among the world’s principal financial centers. Karen Ho’s ethnography seeks to explore the Wall Street culture and especially the role of its financial institutions in corporate America. Corporations and investors on Wall Street have over the years had their ups and downs as far as business is concerned. Many have

  • Mini-ethnography On Gamer Culture

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    “Man, Fragged by the LPB Sniper again!!!” That may sound like nonsense to the average person but to the seasoned Counterstrike veteran it speaks volumes. Today, millions of people of all ages are coming together on the Internet to compete against each other in a variety of online games. The most popular of which is an online modification of the game Half-life entitled Counterstrike. Counterstrike itself is comprised of players broken up in to two teams, terrorists and counter terrorists, who then

  • Ethnography - Inter-team Conflict with the Coach

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    Ethnography - Inter-team Conflict with the Coach Recently, two strong sophomore players quit the varsity women’s water polo team. They said that they were no longer having fun, one saying that the time commitment “just was not worth it anymore,” while the other said that playing polo at Oxy was making her more and more unhappy.” Earlier in the season, one of the players who was named first team All American and MVP of the National Tournament, also almost quit the team for good. Again, her

  • Racism And White Privilege : Ethnography Of Racism

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    Racial Domination and White Privilege: Ethnography of Racism in the Media America has a rich history of racism since their arrival to the new land, beginning with their racial domination and attempted annihilation of the native population and the subsequent abduction, enslavement, and cruel treatment of Africans. Matthew and Emirbayer (2009) says that more than any other institution, slavery would dictate the career of American racism, and African Americans have become the de facto beneficiaries

  • Ethnography: The Culture Of Jewish Culture And Culture

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    Ethnography is typically defined as research designed to explore cultural phenomenon that take place in another part of society or even the world. This requires a researcher to analyze similarities and differences between cultures through a perspective that is not judgmental, but more so open to new concepts that aren’t necessarily normal to their own culture. For my research, I decided to interview a friend of mine who is culturally different when compared to myself. Before beginning my interview

  • Charles Marius Barbeau’s Ethnography and the Canadian Folklore

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    Charles Marius Barbeau’s Ethnography and the Canadian Folklore Born on 5 March 1883, in Sainte-Marie-de-Bauce, Charles Marius Barbeau is widely seen as the first Canadian educated anthropologist. He graduated from Université Laval in Québec, from his studies of law, in 1907; he never practised law. Upon graduating, Marius was awarded – as the first French-Canadian recipient – the Cecil Rhodes scholarship which allowed him to study at Oxford University where he was introduced to the emerging

  • Auto Ethnography Scrapbook On A Health Or Biomedical Controversy

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    Khalil, 1 Marja, Khalil 214246813 SOCS 1801 Auto-ethnography scrapbook on a health or biomedical controversy When someone tells you they have experienced something "life changing" what lingers through your mind? Mine is November 10, 2010 12:04pm; This was the first 24 hour period when my mother’s ability to act single-handedly on her health became theoretical; Failing to recall whether she took her pills in the morning was no longer acceptable. My mother had undergone a

  • Collaborative Ethnography And Public Anthropology Juke Er Lassiter Analysis

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    In the journal article on Collaborative Ethnography and Public Anthropology, author Luke Eric Lassiter details a variety of historical references in which anthropologists have combined their research with the participants being studied; using their overall experiences to collaborate findings into one solid text. He defines this as collaborative ethnography, the collaboration of researchers and subjects in the production of ethnographic texts, both fieldwork and writing. (Lassiter, 2005) When reviewing