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dc.contributor.authorReid, Benet
dc.identifier.citationReid , B 2016 , ' Literary ethnography of evidence-based healthcare : accessing the emotions of rational-technical discourse ' , Sociological Research Online , vol. 21 , no. 4 , 16 .
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dc.description.abstractIn this article I revisit the idea of literary ethnography (proposed by Van de Poel-Knottnerus and Knottnerus, 1994) as a method for investigating social phenomena constituted principally through literature. I report the use of this method to investigate the topic of evidence-based healthcare, EBHC. EBHC is a field of discourse much built upon a dichotomy between rationality and emotionality. In this context literary ethnography, a particular type of discourse analysis, is valuable for allowing researchers to bring the emotional currents of technical-rational discourse into conscious awareness. In such discourses, emotions are not written out by name. The researcher must discern emotional phenomena by experiencing the discourse, and (try to) bring them into intelligible expression. As I clarify this process I develop Van de Poel-Knottnerus and Knottnerus’ method theoretically, look to destabilise the rationalityemotionality dichotomy foundational to discourse around EBHC, and so transgress its conventional lines of thought.
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dc.subjectDiscourse analysisen
dc.subjectLiterary ethnographyen
dc.subjectH Social Sciencesen
dc.subjectHM Sociologyen
dc.subjectSociology and Political Scienceen
dc.titleLiterary ethnography of evidence-based healthcare : accessing the emotions of rational-technical discourseen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Geography & Sustainable Developmenten
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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