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emic

 [e´mik]
pertaining to expressions, perceptions, beliefs, and practices that are specific to a given cultural system; an emic view of a cultural system is a description from the perspective of the participant in the system, rather than that of the observer. See also etic.

EMIC

emergency maternal and infant care.

emic

(e'mik)
In anthropology and transcultural nursing, rel. to a type of disease analysis that focuses on the culture of the patient. The emic perspective emphasizes the subjective experience and cultural beliefs pertinent to the illness experience. For example, in psychiatric settings in the southeastern U.S., many patients believe that their illness is caused by a spell or curse from evil spirits. In these cases, a health care worker using an emic perspective would ask an indigenous health care provider to consult with the patient in addition to providing care within the traditional health care system.
See: etic
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We conduct a linguistic and philosophical analysis of emic and etic terms, and we provide examples from linguistics and international business research on German-Polish acquisitions.
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Whilst the author has adopted a certain light-hearted approach to his story and whilst the book lacks the usual acad emic paraphernalia, readers should not be mislead into thinking he has not engaged in a great deal of study.
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In an essay that takes its cue from Alexander's call for a paradigm that favors similarity and emphasizes the ways Judaism translated into Hellenism and vice versa, Stan Stowers argues that from an emic or indigenous perspective the Pauline communities looked more like philosophical schools than either synagogues or voluntary associations.
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