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Ethnography

Ethnography

A Way of Seeing

  • Author: Harry F. Wolcott
  • Publisher: Rowman Altamira
  • ISBN: 9780761990918
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 335
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Harry Wolcott, one of anthropology's leading writers on ethnographic methods, here addresses the nature of the ethnographic enterprise itself. Tracing its development from its disciplinary origins in sociology and anthropology, he helps the reader understand what is distinctive about ethnography and what it means to conduct research in the ethnographic tradition. In this engaging, thought-provoking book, he distinguishes ethnography as more than just a set of field methods and practices, separating it from many related qualitative research traditions as 'a way of seeing' through the lens of culture. For both beginning and experienced ethnographers in a wide range of disciplines, Wolcott's book will provide important ideas for improving research practice.

Ethnography

Ethnography

Step-by-Step

  • Author: David M. Fetterman
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761913856
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 165
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Already an indispensable resource for doing ethnographic research, this updated edition takes a step forward - the Internet. It includes information on conducting searches about topics or sites, collecting census data, conducting interviews by chatting and videoconferencing, sharing notes and pictures about research sites, debating issues with colleagues on listservers and in online journals, and downloading useful data collection and analysis software. Retained from the First Edition is coverage of: the nature of field work; the equipment needed to conduct research; the analysis of data; the differences and similarities between qualitative and quantitative approaches; and writing the report.

Doing Critical Ethnography

Doing Critical Ethnography

  • Author: Jim Thomas
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780803939233
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 83
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In this volume, Thomas unites two traditions in social science - critical theory and qualitative research - in an attempt to apply a critical worldview to the conventional logic of cultural inquiry. Rather than standing in opposition to traditional ethnography, it offers a style of considering the direct relationship between knowledge, society, and political action. Thomas addresses the question: If the duty of the researcher entails the righting of social wrongs as well as producing valid research results, how is it possible to juxtapose the two goals? He defines the rules and guidelines for a praxis-oriented ethnographic tradition, one both ideologically engaged and scientifically valid. In addition, he outlines the various types of critical ethnography, explaining the tenets of each and how research can be carried out under these frameworks.

On Ethnography

On Ethnography

  • Author: Sarah Daynes,Terry Williams
  • Publisher: Polity
  • ISBN: 9780745685595
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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In turn creative thinker and street flâneur, careful planner and adventurer, empathic listener and distant voyeur, recluse writer and active participant: the ethnographer is a multifaceted researcher of social worlds and social life. In this book, sociologists Sarah Daynes and Terry Williams team up to explore the art of ethnographic research and the many complex decisions it requires. Using their extensive fieldwork experience in the United States and Europe, and hours spent in the classroom training new ethnographers, they illustrate, discuss, and reflect on the key skills and tools required for successful research, including research design, entry and exit, participant observation, fieldnotes, ethics, and writing up. Covering both the theoretical foundations and practical realities of ethnography, this highly readable and entertaining book will be invaluable to students in sociology and other disciplines in which ethnography has become a core qualitative research method.

Film As Ethnography

Film As Ethnography

  • Author: Peter Ian Crawford,Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719036835
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 322
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This work examines the reasons why anthropologists have not used the camera as a research instrument or film as a means of communicating ethnographic knowledge. It suggests that images and words in this discipline operate on different logical levels; that they are hierarchically related; that whereas writings may encompass the images produced by film, the inverse of this cannot be true. The author argues for this position further by suggesting that the visual is to the written mode as "thin description" (giving a record of the form of behaviour) is to "thick description" (giving an account of meaning).

Ethnography for Marketers

Ethnography for Marketers

A Guide to Consumer Immersion

  • Author: Hy Mariampolski
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761969471
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 252
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Ethnography, with its focus on observed everyday behavior, is quickly becoming the method of choice to identify unmet needs, stimulate novel insights, create strategies and develop new ideas. Hy Mariampolski, author of Qualitative Market Research: A Comprehensive Guide (Sage, 2001) again takes readers on a voyage of discovery in Ethnography for Marketers. These two companion works are essential guides for marketers seeking rich insights into their customers’ thoughts and behaviors.

Working Images

Working Images

Visual Research and Representation in Ethnography

  • Author: Sarah Pink,Ana Isabel Afonso
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415306416
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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Visual methods offer increasingly accessible & popular resources for ethnographic research. In 'Working Images' experts describe how visual methods can be integrated into fieldwork to produce & communicate knowledge about our own & other cultures.

Direct Action

Direct Action

An Ethnography

  • Author: David Graeber
  • Publisher: AK Press
  • ISBN: 1904859798
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 568
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A radical anthropologist studies the global justice movement.

Handbook of Ethnography

Handbook of Ethnography

  • Author: Paul Atkinson,Sara Delamont,Amanda Coffey,John Lofland,Lyn Lofland
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446204820
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 528
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"I wish the Handbook of Ethnography had been available to me as a fledgling ethnographer. I would recommend it for any graduate student who contemplates a career in the field. Likewise for experienced ethnographers who would like the equivalent of a world atlas to help pinpoint their own locations in the field." - Journal of Contemporary Ethnography "No self-respecting qualitative researcher should be without Paul Atkinson's handbook on ethnography. This really is encyclopaedic in concept and scope. Many "big names" in the field have contributed so this has to be the starting point for anyone looking to understand the field in substantive topic, theoretical tradition and methodology." - SRA News Ethnography is one of the chief research methods in sociology, anthropology and other cognate disciplines in the social sciences. This Handbook provides an unparalleled, critical guide to its principles and practice. The volume is organized into three sections. The first systematically locates ethnography firmly in its relevant historical and intellectual contexts. The roots of ethnography are pinpointed and the pattern of its development is demonstrated. The second section examines the contribution of ethnography to major fields of substantive research. The impact and strengths and weaknesses of ethnographic method are dealt with authoritatively and accessibly. The third section moves on to examine key debates and issues in ethnography, from the conduct of research through to contemporary arguments. The result is a landmark work in the field, which draws on the expertise of an internationally renowned group of interdisicplinary scholars. The Handbook of Ethnography provides readers with a one-stop critical guide to the past, present and future of ethnography. It will quickly establish itself as the ethnographer's bible.

Ethnography

Ethnography

A Way of Seeing

  • Author: Harry F. Wolcott, University of Oregon; (d. 2012)
  • Publisher: AltaMira Press
  • ISBN: 0759120609
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 352
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Harry Wolcott discusses the fundamental nature of ethnographic studies, offering important suggestions on improving and deepening research practices for both novice and expert researchers.

Ethnography

Ethnography

Principles in Practice

  • Author: Martyn Hammersley,Paul Atkinson
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415086646
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 323
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Thoroughly updated and substantially rewritten, the second edition of this popular textbook is now even more relevant and useful for students and researchers. In this accessible introduction to the methods of ethnographic fieldwork, Hammersley and Atkinson reconsider the status of ethnography and seek to place it quite explicitly in a general methodological context.Ethnographyprovides a systematic and coherent account of ethnographic principles and practices. From an outline of the principle of reflexivity the authors go on to discuss and exemplify the main features of ehtnographic work, such as the selection and sampling of cases, the problems of access, observation and interviewing, recording and filing data, and the process of data analysis. There is also consideration of the ethical issues surrounding ethnographic research. Throughout, the discussion draws on a wide range of illustrative material from classic and more recent studies in Britain and the US.

Ethnography Through Thick and Thin

Ethnography Through Thick and Thin

  • Author: George E. Marcus
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691002538
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 275
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In the 1980s, George Marcus spearheaded a major critique of cultural anthropology, expressed most clearly in the landmark book Writing Culture, which he coedited with James Clifford. Ethnography through Thick and Thin updates and advances that critique for the late 1990s. Marcus presents a series of penetrating and provocative essays on the changes that continue to sweep across anthropology. He examines, in particular, how the discipline's central practice of ethnography has been changed by "multi-sited" approaches to anthropology and how new research patterns are transforming anthropologists' careers. Marcus rejects the view, often expressed, that these changes are undermining anthropology. The combination of traditional ethnography with scholarly experimentation, he argues, will only make the discipline more lively and diverse. The book is divided into three main parts. In the first, Marcus shows how ethnographers' tradition of defining fieldwork in terms of peoples and places is now being challenged by the need to study culture by exploring connections, parallels, and contrasts among a variety of often seemingly incommensurate sites. The second part illustrates this emergent multi-sited condition of research by reflecting it in some of Marcus's own past research on Tongan elites and dynastic American fortunes. In the final section, which includes the previously unpublished essay "Sticking with Ethnography through Thick and Thin," Marcus examines the evolving professional culture of anthropology and the predicaments of its new scholars. He shows how students have increasingly been drawn to the field as much by such powerful interdisciplinary movements as feminism, postcolonial studies, and cultural studies as by anthropology's own traditions. He also considers the impact of demographic changes within the discipline--in particular the fact that anthropologists are no longer almost exclusively Euro-Americans studying non-Euro-Americans. These changes raise new issues about the identities of anthropologists in relation to those they study, and indeed, about what is to define standards of ethnographic scholarship. Filled with keen and highly illuminating observations, Ethnography through Thick and Thin will stimulate fresh debate about the past, present, and future of a discipline undergoing profound transformations.

Ethnography

Ethnography

Theory and Applications in Health Research

  • Author: Marlene de Laine
  • Publisher: MacLennan & Petty
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Ethnology
  • Page: 369
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Written for the increasing number of health professionals and educators who are new to qualitative research, this book offers an ethnographic perspective to qualitative research.

Critical Ethnography

Critical Ethnography

Method, Ethics, and Performance

  • Author: D. Soyini Madison
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1452236402
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
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The revised Second Edition of Critical Ethnography guides readers through theories, methods, and ethics of ethnographic research creating a confidence to complete fieldwork while demonstrating analytical and theoretical depth. This text highlights the productive links between theory and method and how both become more valuable as they interact through fieldwork. Theoretical concepts range from queer theory, feminist theory, and critical race theory to Marxism and phenomenology. The methodological techniques range from designing and asking in-depth interview questions and developing rapport to coding and interpreting data. The various theories and methods culminate in three fictional ethnographic case studies that guide readers on how to incorporate theoretical concepts with their interpretations and data analysis.

Ethnography

Ethnography

  • Author: Brewer, John
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335202683
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 211
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Although written as a textbook, the contents are research led, informed by the author's own extensive experience of undertaking ethnographic research in dangerous and sensitive locations in Northern Ireland and elsewhere.

Ethnography

Ethnography

Principles in Practice

  • Author: Martyn Hammersley,Paul Atkinson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113422186X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
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Now in its third edition, this leading introduction to ethnography has been thoroughly updated and substantially rewritten. It offers a systematic introduction to ethnographic principles and practice. New material covers the use of visual and virtual research methods, hypermedia software and the issue of ethical regulation. There is also a new prologue and epilogue. The authors argue that ethnography is best understood as a reflexive process. What this means is that we must recognize that social research is part of the world that it studies. From an outline of the principle of reflexivity the authors go on to discuss and exemplify main features of ethnographic work, including: the selection and sampling of cases the problems of access observation and interviewing recording and filing data the process of data analysis and writing research reports. Throughout, the discussion draws on a wide range of illustrative material from classic and more recent studies within a global context. The new edition of this popular textbook will be an indispensable resource for students and researchers utilizing social research methods in the social sciences and cultural studies.

What's Wrong with Ethnography?

What's Wrong with Ethnography?

Methodological Explorations

  • Author: Martyn Hammersley
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415054775
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 230
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This stimulating and refreshing study, written by one of the leading commentators in the field, provides novel answers to these crucial questions. "What's Wrong With Ethnography provides a fresh look at the rationale for and distinctiveness of ethnographic research in sociology, education and related fields, and succeeds in slaying a number of currently fashionable sacred cows. Relativism, critical theory, the uniqueness of the case study and the distinction between qualitative and quantitative research are all examined and found wanting as a basis for informed ethnography. The policy and political implications of ethnography are a particular focus of attention. The author compels the reader to reexamine some basic methodological assumptions in an exciting way", Martin Bulmer, London School of Economics.

Ethnography, Linguistics, Narrative Inequality

Ethnography, Linguistics, Narrative Inequality

Toward an Understanding of Voice

  • Author: Dell H. Hymes
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780748403479
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 258
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Dell Hymes has revisited, enlarged and re-contextualized some of his leading essays, written over the last two decades, into a volume which addresses the contribution that ethnography and linguistics make to education, and the contribution that research in educational makes to anthropology and linguistics. The first section presents a historically grounded view of the role of ethnography in education, and pinpoints those characteristics of anthropology that most make a difference to research in education. The second section provides a view of the engagement of language in social life in relation to recognizing and overcoming inequality, with a corresponding critique of the limitations of linguistics and anthropology in this regard. The third section takes up discoveries about narrative, where ethnography and linguistics converge, and shows that young people's narratives may have a depth of form and skill that has gone largely unrecognized. This important volume illuminates Hymes' research as a whole; gives insights into current agendas and issues; and points to new areas for further research.

Ethnography Essentials

Ethnography Essentials

Designing, Conducting, and Presenting Your Research

  • Author: Julian Murchison
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470552964
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 272
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A comprehensive and practical guide to ethnographic research, this book guides you through the process, starting with the fundamentals of choosing and proposing a topic and selecting a research design. It describes methods of data collection (taking notes, participant observation, interviewing, identifying themes and issues, creating ethnographic maps and tables and charts, and referring to secondary sources) and analyzing and writing ethnography (sorting and coding data, answering questions, choosing a presentation style, and assembling the ethnography). Although content is focused on producing written ethnography, many of the principles and methods discussed here also apply to other forms of ethnographic presentation, including ethnographic film. Designed to give basic hands-on experience in the overall ethnography research process, Ethnography Essentials covers a wealth of topics, enabling anyone new to ethnography research to successfully explore the excitement and challenges of field research.

Institutional Ethnography as Practice

Institutional Ethnography as Practice

  • Author: Dorothy E. Smith
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742546776
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 263
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In this edited collection, institutional ethnographers draw on their field research experiences to address different aspects of institutional ethnographic practice. As institutional ethnography embraces the actualities of people's experiences and lives, the contributors utilize their research to reveal how institutional relations and regimes are organized. As a whole, the book aims to provide readers with an accurate overview of what it is like to practice institutional ethnography, as well as the main varieties of approaches involved in the research.