Contribution of the Epistemology of the Known Subject to the Qualitative Study of Poverty Situations, Identity, and Social Representations

Irene Vasilachis de Gialdino


In this paper I intend to describe the path of empirically grounded epistemological reflection that has led me from the epistemology of the knowing subject to the epistemology of the known subject, characterizing identity from the latter perspective. Also, based on the assumptions of the epistemology of the known subject, I develop a qualitative methodology to account for poverty situations and for identity construction processes in the written press.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs070364


epistemology of the knowing subject; epistemology of the known subject; poverty situations; deprivation processes; resistance processes; identity; social representations; discrimination; identity deprivation


Copyright (c) 2007 Irene Vasilachis de Gialdino

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