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ERIC Number: EJ892096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1745-7823
Shifting Positions in Physical Education--Notes on Otherness, Sameness, Absence and Presence
Berg, Paivi
Ethnography and Education, v5 n1 p65-79 Mar 2010
This article examines the experiences of the researched and the researcher using ethnographic data from interviews with students (13-14-year-olds) and teachers and from participant observation in physical education classes at a Finnish secondary school. Erving Goffman's dramaturgical perspective is used as a frame of reference. In this (manu)script it is applied to feminist researchers' notions of power relations and agency in ethnographic interviewing. Ethnographic dramaturgy is discussed at a theoretical and empirical level. It is argued that doing feminist ethnography is letting the audience get behind the scenes of the research, by, for example, analysing field notes or by studying the shifting balance of power during an interview.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland