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Personal Assistance in the Context of Disability Studies and Cultural Anthropology

2021/2 | #Cultural Anthropology #disability studies #participatory research #personal assistance | DOI: 10.31287/FT.en.2021.2.3

This article presents a concise summary of a section of a doctoral dissertation, which is a postmodern, critical, and reflective ethnographic work, positioned on the crossing point of Cultural Anthropology and Disability Studies. It discusses the connections of the two interrelated disciplines, introduces the cultural biographical qualitative research method in action, and the complex experiences of personal assistance. The present article at first shortly introduces the participants of the research, then points out the three main aims and the research methodology of the dissertation and f inally shares a short synthesis regarding the findings of the doctoral research concerning the experience of personal assistance.