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A Different MedicinePostcolonial Healing in the Native American Church$
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Joseph D. Calabrese

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199927722

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927722.001.0001

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Clinical Ethnography

Clinical Ethnography

Clinically Informed Self-Reflective Immersion in Local Worlds of Suffering, Healing, and Well-Being

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(p.51) 3 Clinical Ethnography
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A Different Medicine
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Joseph D. Calabrese

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927722.003.0003

This chapter describes the dialectical methodology of the study: clinical ethnography. In the context of this study, clinical ethnography is defined as culturally- and clinically-informed self-reflective immersion in local worlds of suffering, healing, and wellbeing to produce data that is of clinical as well as anthropological value. This approach seeks to combine and balance the anthropological method of participant-observation with clinical evaluation of others and reflexive evaluation of self. It also encompasses rather than dichotomizes the interpretive analysis of meanings and the experiential study of embodied practice. For this study, the ethnographer employed prolonged clinical work as a field technique. This chapter argues for a framework of meta-relativism, in which relativism is itself relativized rather than blindly followed as an ideology. The goal of this method is the creation of an empathy facilitating text, transmitting to the reader a multifaceted, contextualized understanding of Peyotist lives and the ethnographer’s fieldwork experiences.

Keywords:   clinical ethnography, ethnography, participant-observation, fieldwork, reflexivity, dialectical, methodology, meta-relativism, empathy-facilitating text

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