This article discusses ethnographic insiderness. After juxtaposing insider and outsider ethnography, we suggest insider-ethnography requires a more nuanced and complete discussion for it to be better understood, theoretically and practically. Accordingly, we propose a model of insider-ethnography that suggests three relative levels of ethnographic insiderness exist. We use examples from extant ethnography to substantiate our model theoretically and empirically. Our analysis occurs at a time when calls for a more reflexive understanding of ethnography exist, but reflexive analysis of insider ethnography is sparse.
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Giazitzoglu, A., & Payne, G. (2018). A 3-Level Model of Insider Ethnography. The Qualitative Report, 23(5), 1149-1159. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol23/iss5/9