How to Conduct Ethnographies of Institutions for People with Cognitive Difficulties

1st Edition

Kjeld Høgsbro

Published October 18, 2019
Reference - 214 Pages - 24 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138495357 - CAT# K350436
Series: Routledge Advances in Disability Studies


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This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the methodological, theoretical, and meta-theoretical considerations and guidelines involved in undertaking institutional ethnographic work involving people with cognitive and communicative disabilities.

It presents a coherent platform for integrating theory and method built on classical and recent anthropological and sociological theory as well as classic and recent methodological considerations within the ethnographic tradition. Furthermore, it introduces readers to the challenging work of understanding the lifeworld of people who cannot express themselves in ordinary ways or who are deeply stigmatised and oppressed by dominating discourses telling them how to understand and define their role in society.

It will be of interest to all scholars, students and researchers of disability studies, particularly those who undertake ethnographic research or want to understand the challenges involved in doing so.

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