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"Then You Know How I Feel": Empathy, Identification, and Reflexivity in Fieldwork.
December 1, 1998... Mrs. O'Neil(1) looks up at me from her wheelchair a few feet away in the small examination room, and then looks over at Dr. Fontanella. This patient is a very large woman in her early seventies. An oxygen tube threads its way behind her ears and under her nose. Mrs. O'Neil wears a...
Writing and Retelling Multiple Ethnographic Tales of a Soup Kitchen for the Homeless.
December 1, 1998... INTRODUCTION In this ethnography, we report three tales written from our perspective of retelling them. There are numerous ways to represent ethnographic data. Wolcott (1994) suggests using some combination of description, analysis, and interpretation. Emerson, Fretz, and Shaw (1995)...
December 1, 1998... I wake up at 5:30 a.m., but I am not awake. I'm in "Jeopardy!"--the television show. "Mother" is the answer, but what is the question? In the predawn, with F Major theme music in 4-4 time, I am teaching feminist theory to myself. The easiest question would be: Apply...
A Gift of the Journey.
December 1, 1998... Magical megaliths. Stonehenge. Druid dance. The hand brushes the obelisk--mossy green and grey, cold for a summer's day--dragging fingertips across the texture. Braille for a pulse? We want to touch the mystery of this place, even as the mind's eye squints for a glimpse...
Poetics in the Field and on the Page.
December 1, 1998... SECTION 1 During the last 30 years or so, I have waved goodbye to my wife and kids (and--listen! listen!--more than once, with a lump in my throat and panic in my heart), got on board the Greyhound bus in Baton Rouge and headed south. Once, when I was a lot younger than I am now, I went...