Ethnography

"I speak a different dialect": Teen explanatory models of difference and disability

Daley, Tamara, & Weisner, Thomas S. (2003) Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 17(1): 25-48 Description: Elicited explanatory models from adolescents with varied cognitive disabilities and delay to better understand their personal experiences

Why ethnography should be the most important method in the study of human development

Weisner, Thomas S. (1996) Chicago: University of Chicago Press, In Jessor, R., Colby, A., and Shweder, R., (Eds.). Ethnography and human development. Context and meaning in social inquiry, pp. 305-324 Description: Describes the ethnographic method and its many varieties. Illustrates and argues for the value of ethnography and its complementary relations to other methods

Unpackaging cultural effects on classroom learning: Hawaiian peer assistance and child-generated activity

Weisner, T. S., Gallimore, R., & Jordan, C. (1988) Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 19: 327-353 Description: Observational and interview study of sibling caretaking and peer assistance in Native Hawaiian contexts to illustrate the appropriate comparative analysis of natal and school activity settings.

Children of the 1960s at midlife: Generational identity and the family adaptive project

Weisner, T. S., & Bernheimer, L. P. (1998) Chicago: University of Chicago Press, In R. Shweder (Ed.), Welcome to middle age! and Other Cultural Fictions, pp. 211-257 Description: Using ethnographic methods, describes the midlife experiences of a counter-culture population

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