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Resolving Feminist Dilemmas within Ethnography: A Case for Photoethnography

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Feminist interventions into ‘classic’ ethnography have manifested in two major ways that inform each other: 1. examining the self-versus-other differentiation that calls into question the role of the ethnographer in representing a culture and 2. casting doubt on what counts as ethnography. While the first intervention problematizes where the ethnographer stands in relation to the community under study, the latter pushes the boundaries of the integrity of the ethnographic text as a piece of writing that synthesizes observations, conversations, and lived experiences in a coherent and categorized way that falls under the rubric of “culture.”

I will first explore some feminist critiques on the ethnographic process and text with a specific focus on the self-versus-other differentiation, and then tackle the question of what counts as ethnography. With this foundation in place, I will examine the possibility of photoethnography as a methodology that stands in position to resolve some of the dilemmas raised by feminist ethnographers, especially for research on the transgendered population. Trans-studies is an emerging field with many unresolved issues of power and domination that fits within feminist work that confronts the place of a researcher in analyzing marginalized or underrepresented groups of people.

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Shuster, Stef. "Resolving Feminist Dilemmas within Ethnography: A Case for Photoethnography" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Hilton San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, Aug 08, 2009 <Not Available>. 2014-11-29 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p308644_index.html>

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Shuster, S. M. , 2009-08-08 "Resolving Feminist Dilemmas within Ethnography: A Case for Photoethnography" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Hilton San Francisco, San Francisco, CA Online <PDF>. 2014-11-29 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p308644_index.html

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Abstract: Feminist interventions into ‘classic’ ethnography have manifested in two major ways that inform each other: 1. examining the self-versus-other differentiation that calls into question the role of the ethnographer in representing a culture and 2. casting doubt on what counts as ethnography. While the first intervention problematizes where the ethnographer stands in relation to the community under study, the latter pushes the boundaries of the integrity of the ethnographic text as a piece of writing that synthesizes observations, conversations, and lived experiences in a coherent and categorized way that falls under the rubric of “culture.”

I will first explore some feminist critiques on the ethnographic process and text with a specific focus on the self-versus-other differentiation, and then tackle the question of what counts as ethnography. With this foundation in place, I will examine the possibility of photoethnography as a methodology that stands in position to resolve some of the dilemmas raised by feminist ethnographers, especially for research on the transgendered population. Trans-studies is an emerging field with many unresolved issues of power and domination that fits within feminist work that confronts the place of a researcher in analyzing marginalized or underrepresented groups of people.


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