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Ethnographic research: oral interview 4-5 pages double spaced An ethnography is a long term investigation of a group (often a culture) that is based on immersion in and, optimally, participation in that group. Ethnography provides a detailed exploration of group activity and may include the collection of historical information and in-person interviews of members of the group. It is an approach which employs multiple methodologies to arrive at a theoretically comprehensive understanding of a group or culture. Ethnography attempts to explain the web of interdependence of group behaviors and interactions. In this assignment, you will interview a disabled or chronically ill person and make observations about the person based on your…show more content…
Then, explain your purpose in asking the specific question.) a. Does the respondent claim disability identity as outlined by Simi Linton? Why or why not? b. Does the respondent see disability or chronic illness identity as fixed or variable? Is disability/illness on a ‘spectrum’ as opposed to an individual being either disabled or nondisabled (a binary)? c. Does the respondent feel discredited or discreditable? d. How does the respondent relate to or experience life according to the medical model versus the social model of disability? What about the ‘sick role’? e. How does the respondent exemplify some of the concepts expressed in Goffman’s Stigma (in particular, group identity, passing, covering, and moral career)? You do not have to obtain answers to all of these questions, but you must address question “e.” I want to see that you have engaged the second half of Goffman’s Stigma in this assignment. You will have to reframe and contextualize these questions so that the respondent can understand them. Also, you may think of different questions related to the readings that will give you a good understanding of your interviewee’s social experience. I strongly recommend that you send me
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