This article provides a practical description of Carspecken’s (1996) five-stage critical ethnographic approach entitled “Critical Qualitative Research (CQR).” Situated epistemologically and ontologically in the critical paradigm, this article is an exploration of critical ethnography as an important methodology for shedding light on the discursive culture of perinatal care for newcomer women during the three-month health insurance waiting period in Ontario, Canada. We argue that Carspecken’s approach to critical ethnography is especially instrumental in illuminating the social structures that contribute to health inequities.
critical ethnography, Carspecken, critical qualitative research, newcomer women, perinatal care, health insurance
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Pimienta, J., St-Amant, O., Guruge, S., Hart, C., & Catallo, C. (2022). Examining Newcomer Women’s Experiences with Perinatal Care in Ontario, Canada: An Application of Carspecken’s Critical Ethnographic Method. The Qualitative Report, 27(3), 716-730. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2022.4882
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