Lecture #12 - 11/13/08 Lecture #12 Immigration Identities:...

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11/13/08 Lecture #12 Immigration Identities: Encountering American Race Relations About In-Depth Interviews What is an in-depth interview? o Asks about specific aspects of the situation o Ask for clarification for unclear answers o Ask for examples o Sensitive to non-verbal signs o Look for opportunities to probe on sensitive topics again How to write an interview schedule? o Outline; smooth transition; flexibility o Narrow down question o (Get WS from Online) Identity: A Relational Process Identity as a process rather than an entity Simmel’s concept of the “Stranger”; us versus the “other”. Part of the process of defining “us” is to exaggerate hoe the “other” is different. Part of the process of defining “us” is to react to how “they” perceive us. The Experience of West Indians (1) Institutional racism at home Encountering the black-white relationships in the US o Interpersonal racism o Examples are in the reading! o
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Lecture #12 - 11/13/08 Lecture #12 Immigration Identities:...

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