Lecture 3 (1+2 too)

Lecture 3 (1+2 too) - Participant-Observation Living with...

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Participant-Observation: Living with people being studied Know language! Doing /participating Interviews: Open-ended; broad questions; Emic perspectives – insider’s perspective Casual after relationship building (long-term attempt to build trust) Always honest with informants Bias? No perspective of life that isn’t influenced by the anthropologist’s. No objective stance. Conclusions from Case Studies: Design health education campaigns based on community’s existing cultural logics. Education by Cultural Analogy Plowing a community’s field of associations Preparation for planting a new seed/idea Banana Leaf Model: timely immunizations in rural Kenya Villagers not getting immunizations. Anthropologist made analogy to make sense as to why they need immunizations Banana Leaf protects against rain. Pluck the banana leaf before rain, not during rain in order to prevent being wet. Same with immunizations. Manipulative potential in this approach
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Lecture 3 (1+2 too) - Participant-Observation Living with...

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