I envision this paper as follows:
I. History of the In-Depth and/or Long Interview as Methodology (length: 5 pages)
Possible Sources: Wendy Holloway, J. Gubrium & J. Holstein
II. Hermeneutical Design and the Long Interview as Qualitative Research (length: 3 pages)
A. The way research is interpreted is dependent on the context in which it was produced.
B. Understanding human behavior requires us knowing something about what the subject thinks they are doing
and how they make sense of their own behavior.
Possible Sources: Paul Ricoeur, Zygmunt Bauman
III. Foucault and Discourse Formation (length: 6 pages)
A. The social construction of reality is rooted in language and knowledge all of which have connections to power
and social control.
B. Discourse Formation: How we talk and think about the world shapes how we behave in the world.
C. Utility of Discourse: Through Discourse we construct what we experience as reality.
Sources: Michel Foucault; "Madness and civilization: A history of insanity in the age
"The history of sexuality"
IV. The Strengths and Limitations of the Long Interview as Methodology (length: 2 pages)
Possible Sources: J. Gubrium & J. Holstein, Grant McCracken
V. Using the Long Interview with Discourse on Race (length: 2 pages)
Sources: E. Bonilla-Silva and Van Dijk)
V. Using the Long Interview with Women (length: 2 pages)
Sources: P. Essed, R. Frankenburg; "White women, race matters"
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