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Berry, William; Wolfson, Michele – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2019
Important constructions of identity can occur in unique places that provide an opportunity for exploration (Fantus, 2013). In the present study, we explored the experiences of gay men living in or visiting Provincetown, Massachusetts. Provincetown is a town in America with a large gay population and with an important history related to freedom and…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, LGBTQ People, Identification (Psychology), Males
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Boeri, Miriam; Lamonica, Aukje K. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2017
Marijuana was widely sold and used in the U.S. as a patent medicine until the early 1930s, when states began enacting marijuana laws instigated by racist anti-marijuana propaganda. The social construction of marijuana as one of the most dangerous drugs was completed in 1970 when marijuana was classified as a Schedule 1 drug. In recent years,…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Drug Therapy, State Legislation, State Policy
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Gabor, Elena – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2011
This qualitative study investigated the vocational socialization turning points in families of classical musicians. I sampled and interviewed 20 parent-child dyads, for a total of 46 interviews. Data analysis revealed that classical musicians' experiences were marked by 11 turning points that affected their identification with the occupation:…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Socialization, Mentors, Musicians