Examining ‘Race’ in Health Research: the case for ‘listening’ to language.

Jones, K., 2006. Examining ‘Race’ in Health Research: the case for ‘listening’ to language. Diversity in Health and Social Care, 3 (1), pp. 35-41.

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Abstract

Health researchers must be constantly conscious of the contribution that they may or may not make to the politics of race through language. In order to unpack concepts such as multiculturalism race relations ethnic minority citizenship and so forth at the local level it is necessary to begin to understand concepts of race and racism in a global context through the shifting ontological epistemological and methodological frameworks as they relate to the study of race and racism. This paper unpacks these processes and suggests ways forward for better understanding of the language game and concepts of race in health research. To accomplish this language communication and knowledge transfer in a post-modern era are explored. The 'cookbook' approach to diversity is criticised. A relationship-centred framework is suggested as an alternative with an exploration of the meaning of the terms ethnicity and race constructed dialogically within communities. The concept of meaning itself is discussed as a social and political process constructed through language in health interfaces and power relationships.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1743-1913
Uncontrolled Keywords:Minorities - Medical care; Discrimination in Medical Care; Ethnic - Healthcare research; Relationship-Centred Care
Subjects:Technology > Medicine and Health
Group:School of Health and Social Care
ID Code:4234
Deposited By:Mr Adam Field
Deposited On:02 Jan 2008
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 14:43

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