Indigenous or native categories and interpretations of life experience.
The research strategy that focuses on native explanations and criteria of significance.
a perspective in ethnography that uses the concepts and categories that are relevant and meaningful to the culture under analysis.
a perspective in ethnography that uses native explanations and concepts.
The perspective of an insider for a given cultural phenomenon (Warren ).
the point of view of a cultural insider.
Referring to information and observations constructed to reflect as far as possible the client (target) population's own vocabulary, conceptual categories, language of expression, and cultural belief system. The word contrasts with etic, that refers to information collected in terms of the conceptual system and categories, of the health professionals or other outsiders. To collect emic data, it is usually necessary to use the local language or dialect and gather information in a very open-ended, nondirective way.
the description of language or culture from the perspective of internal elements anthopology, linguistics
categories referring to the categorization of things according to the way in which members of a society classify their own world. In other words, this is the way their culture and language divide up reality. Such emic categories generally differ from culture to culture and provide valuable insights into the perceptions and world view of other peoples. Discovering, recording, and analyzing emic categories is the task of ethnoscience. See etic categories. ethnocentrism the deep felt belief that your culture is superior to all others. Being fond of your own way of life and condescending or even hostile toward other cultures is normal for all people. Alien culture traits are often viewed as being not just different but less sensible and even "unnatural." Ethnocentrism is normal for all people in the world. See cultural relativity.
emic is a term used in anthropology that refers to the informant's (insider's) perspective and world view. Contrasts with etic.