The Silent Language of the Ratline

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The ratline has developed a bond between us that allows us to communicate in verbal and non-verbal ways to help each other make it through the ratline. Without the language that we rats share, the ratline would be a nearly insurmountable obstacle.

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Anais Marie GomisQualitative ResearchDecember 11, 2012Socio 123 SectionIntroduction This paper is to interpret social behaviors by conducting a participant observation in a public setting. I chose a nearby public playground to observe people as I believed it would be an appropriate place to watch a variety of people for two hours while keeping myself entertained and while working! (I took the two boys I nanny to the park) Growing up, I absolutely loved going to the park and staying there for hours and making new friends. I know my mom enjoyed it as it was a way for her to get us out of the house and for her to relax while we played with others and parents talked amongst each other. Even when I was young, I knew that a playground was a special type of place where people from all backgrounds can come to. I was a private school kid for an amount of time and there I was able to make friends with kids from the local publics schools and such. As an adult I thought that a local playground would be a prime site to observe people from all walks of life. I specifically chose Civic Park Playground in Downtown Walnut Creek because it was always one of my favorite playgrounds growing up. Literary ReviewEthnography is a method of collecting, describing and analyzing the ways in which humanBeings categorize the meaning of their world. In other words, ethnography attempts to learnwhat knowledge people use to interpret experience and mou

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