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Excertps – 6: On Objectification, Decolonising Research, and Disturbing Relations of Power in Ethnographic Writing

Classic ethnography, Rosaldo notes, removes the observer from the observed, setting a large distance between them. The epistemological foundations of creating this distance are strongly tied to notions of objectivity, and more chillingly, exploitation: the idea that more valid data … Continue reading

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Excerpts – 5: How (not) to write about “culturally distinct Others” in Ethnography

Ethnographic accounts have often hinged on ‘thin descriptions’ of culturally distinct Others. These stereotypes are immediately recognized by Rosaldo and Paredes who, by being researchers of colour, are perhaps more attuned to the ways in which Chicano discourses circulate amongst … Continue reading

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What kind of practices and health work might sex workers engage in to manage their health?

***ok. I have no idea how cogent this sounds. Hopefully it’s not awful, but it might be. Introduction: What kind of practices and health work might sex workers engage in to manage their health? The industry of sex work is … Continue reading

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