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ERIC Number: EJ1080160
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
Citizenship, Beneficence, and Informed Consent: The Ethics of Working in Mixed-Status Families
Mangual Figueroa, Ariana
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v29 n1 p66-85 2016
This article draws from a 23-month ethnographic study conducted in mixed-status Mexican homes to detail the particular methodological concerns that arise when conducting research within these legally complex and vulnerable families. Specifically, the analysis illustrates when and why undocumented parents in one focal family asked the ethnographer to consider legally adopting their two young sons in an effort to obtain equal rights for both children and to mitigate the risk of family separation during deportation. The ethical issues of beneficence, informed consent, and reciprocity raised by this particular situation open onto larger methodological and ethical questions relevant to qualitative and ethnographic researchers working within immigrant communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
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