The Face of James

Read the essay "The Face of James," by Jason Adam Wasserman, which describes a man who was a participant in Wasserman and Clair's (2010) ethnographic research on homelessness. Think about how not only those who were openly judgmental of homeless persons in the city, but also those attempting to help them, and even the researchers themselves, all saw James through particular, othering lenses. As you read the end, which describes an "ethics of difference" think about what that might mean for how we engage patients in clinical practice.