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Critical Ethnography--Week 8

Symbolic Interactioisn, Blumer, Geertz
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Jerry Rosiek

on 22 November 2012

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Transcript of Critical Ethnography--Week 8

Qualitative Research Methodology II: Inquiry as Interpretation
WEEK 8 Check-in
Book review groups can meet.
Recap past theoretical frameworks
Introduce Critical Ethnography
Paul Willis Discussion
Book Presentation #1
Next week
Gots and Needs Critical Theory & Symbolic interactionism, and a bit of phenomenology Looks at how macrosocial dynamics are reproduced through microsocial dynamics Ethnography in the service of ideological critique. Third person descriptive prose 1 2 3 4 5 6 Critical Ethnography Qualitative Research Why talk about
theoretical frameworks? Comparison of Theoretical Frameworks THEORETICAL
FRAMEWORK

UNIT OF
ANALYSIS

METHOD OF
ANALYSIS

MODE OF
REPRESENTATION Marxism/
Critical Theory

Macrosocial Dynamics

Ideological Critique

Third person prose Phenomenology


Individual Consciousness

Eidetic Reduction

Third person prose Gots
&
Needs . . . . . . . . . . Symbolic Interactionism

Microsocial Dynamics

Ethnography &
Grounded Theory

Third person
prose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marxism Thoughts Impressions Feelings Images Embodiement How do these get structured
into a sustained and coherent
relation to material and social
experience? Phenomenology Symbolic Interactionism Paul Willis Learning to Labor Symbolic Interactionism Activity Two Teams

Goal: to build a balloon rocket that goes the farthest. If both cross the room, then the rocket that crosses the fastest will win.

Need three researchers, who will not be assigned a team, but will be conducting non-participant and participant observations. Providing empirical clarification of the causes of economic stratification for the purposes of informing more effective resistance. Marxism and critical theory was STRONG on Theory and WEAK on empirical methods.


Cultural Anthropology was STRONG on empirical methods and WEAK on theoretical framework. Critical Ethnography . . . . Identity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Critical Ethnography Discussion Questions/Prompts 1. Discuss the second full paragraph on page 2.
2. What kind of data did Willis collect?
3. What is the relationship between the "lad's" resistance and the discourse about school in their homes according to Willis?
4. Who understands school better, the lads or their teachers, according to Willis?
5. What is the relationship between class identity and gender for the "lads"? Book Presentation #1 Next Week

Mixed Methods:
The Myth of Easy Eclecticism

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