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Working Through Ethical and Emotional Concerns and Uncertainties in Ethnographic Research with People with Learning Disabilities

Banks, Carys (2018) Working Through Ethical and Emotional Concerns and Uncertainties in Ethnographic Research with People with Learning Disabilities In: Ethnographies and Health. Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 19-34. ISBN 978-3-319-89396-9

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Abstract

I conducted ethnographic research exploring how UK-based learning disability government policy, which focuses on improving people’s lives through a range of social, political and economically driven aims, impacted everyday relations in support settings. Whilst conducting the ethnography, I was confronted with a series of concerns and uncertainties relating to clarity over my positionality as a researcher. This led me to consider whether, through this approach, I was replicating similar power imbalances I was observing to be taking place between people within the research context. Although this brought to the fore the ethical riskiness of using ethnography with people with learning disabilities, through reflection, I was able to develop a deeper interpretative understanding of the power dynamics being experienced in these health-related care contexts.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Banks, Carysc.banks@surrey.ac.uk
Editors :
NameEmailORCID
Garnett, Emma
Reynolds, Joanna
Milton, Sarah
Date : 27 June 2018
DOI : 10.1007/978-3-319-89396-9_2
Copyright Disclaimer : The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
Depositing User : James Marshall
Date Deposited : 09 Jun 2020 13:25
Last Modified : 09 Jun 2020 13:25
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/857307

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