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Shadows in the Field

Shadows in the Field

New Perspectives for Fieldwork in Ethnomusicology

  • Author: Gregory F. Barz,Timothy J. Cooley
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199717194
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 352
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Ethnomusicological fieldwork has significantly changed since the end of the the 20th century. Ethnomusicology is in a critical moment that requires new perspecitves on fieldwork - perspectives that are not addressed in the standard guides to ethnomusicological or anthropological method. The focus in ethnomusicological writing and teaching has traditionally centered around analyses and ethnographic representations of musical cultures, rather than on the personal world of understanding, experience, knowing, and doing fieldwork. Shadows in the Field deliberately shifts the focus of ethnomusicology and of ethnography in general from representation (text) to experience (fieldwork). The "new fieldwork" moves beyond mere data collection and has become a defining characteristic of ethnomusicology that engages the scholar in meaningful human contexts. In this new edition of Shadows in the Field, renowned ethnomusicologists explore the roles they themselves act out while performing fieldwork and pose significant questions for the field: What are the new directions in ethnomusicological fieldwork? Where does fieldwork of "the past" fit into these theories? And above all, what do we see when we acknowledge the shadows we cast in the field? The second edition of Shadows in the Field includes updates of all existing chapters, a new preface by Bruno Nettl, and seven new chapters addressing critical issues and concerns that have become increasingly relevant since the first edition.

Women in the Field

Women in the Field

Anthropological Experiences

  • Author: Peggy Golde
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520054226
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 397
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What is it like to be an anthropologist or, more specifically, a woman anthropologist? Here we see highly trained and qualified women anthropologists examining their own efforts to live and work in alien cultures in many parts of the world. New chapters have been added to this ground-breaking volume, and each contributor is, in one way or another, a pioneer. All have chosen to devote their lives and energies to the understanding of worlds not their own. All have felt it important to explain what they do, why they do it, and how they feel about their work. Cultures vary widely in their perception of a woman engaged in anthropological field work. Each of these women has had to deal with the influence of her gender, as well as the subject of her study, on the mechanics of establishing a living-working relationship with people of another culture. The diversity of their responses to the presence of a foreign woman at work in their midst gives the book an invaluable cross-cultural perspective, as does the great variety of reactions and strategies on the part of the authors themselves. Besides providing rare insight into field work in general, Women in the Field mirrors the difficulties and delights of any person thrust into an unfamiliar culture.

Danger in the Field

Danger in the Field

Ethics and Risk in Social Research

  • Author: Geraldine Lee-Treweek,Stephanie Linkogle
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134651031
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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The nature of qualitative inquiry means that researchers constantly have to deal with the unexpected, and all too often this means coping with the presence of danger or risk. This innovative and lively analysis of danger in various qualitative research settings is drawn from researchers' reflexive accounts of their own encounters with 'danger'. An original take on the ever-popular topic of the ethics of research, this pioneering book expands the common sense use of the term to encompass not just physical danger, but emotional, ethical and professional danger too, with the authors paying special attention to the gendered forms of danger implicit in the research process. From the physical danger of researching the night club 'bouncer' scene to the ethical dangers of participant observation in an old people's home, these international contributions provide researchers and students with thought provoking insights into the importance of a well chosen research design.

Grundfragen auf dem Gebiete der Geomechanik / Principles in the Field of Geomechanics

Grundfragen auf dem Gebiete der Geomechanik / Principles in the Field of Geomechanics

XIV. Kolloquium der Österreichischen Regionalgruppe (i. Gr.) der Internationalen Gesellschaft für Felsmechanik / 14th Symposium of the Austrian Regional Group (i. f.) of the International Society for Rock Mechanics Salzburg, 27. und 28. September 1963

  • Author: International Society for rock Mechanics,Leopold Müller,C. Fairhurst
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3662257033
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 199
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In the Field

In the Field

  • Author: Marcel DuPont
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
  • ISBN: 9781437507539
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 168
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Anthropologists in the Field

Anthropologists in the Field

Cases in Participant Observation

  • Author: Lynne Hume,Jane Mulcock
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231509227
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 296
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All too often anthropologists and other social scientists go into the field with unrealistic expectations. Different cultural milieus are prime ground for misunderstandings, misinterpretations, and interrelational problems. This book is an excellent introduction to real-world ethnography, using familiar and not-so-familiar cultures as cases. The book covers participant observation and ethnographic interviewing, both short and long term. These methodologies are open to problems such as lack of communication, depression, hostility, danger, and moral and ethical dilemmas—problems that are usually sanitized for publication and ignored in the curriculum. Among the intriguing topics covered are sexualized and violent environments, secrecy and disclosure, multiple roles and allegiances, insider/outsider issues, and negotiating friendship and objectivity.

In the Field

In the Field

A Sociologist's Journey

  • Author: Renee C. Fox
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351512951
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 437
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In the Field, by Renee C. Fox, is a narrative account of the author's life as a sociologist. It is not a memoir in the conventional sense; rather, it is an ethnographic autobiography. Drawing on a vast reservoir of notes and documents that chronicle the span of her career, this work also focuses on the places Fox's field research has carried her.Propelled by a conviction to move beyond the boundaries of herself and of her native land, Fox has done first-hand research in Europe, Central Africa, and China, as well as in the United States. The majority of her research has centered on health, illness, and medicine. Other recurrent themes that pervade her work include training for uncertainty; the allocation of scarce resources; the relationship between self and others; detachment and concern; the particular and the universal; the harm that can result from intended good; and the questions posed by illness and accident, pain and suffering, and death.It is Fox's commitment as a teacher and mentor of generations of students that lies at the heart of this book. This volume will inspire new generations of social researchers.

In the Field

In the Field

Life and Work in Cultural Anthropology

  • Author: Prof. George Gmelch,Prof. Sharon Bohn Gmelch
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520964217
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
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This book offers students an invaluable look at what cultural anthropologists do when they are in the field. Through fascinating and often entertaining accounts of their lives and work in varied cultural settings, the authors describe the many forms fieldwork can take, the kinds of questions anthropologists ask, and the common problems they encounter. From these accounts and the experiences of the student field workers the authors have mentored over the years, In the Field makes a powerful case for the value of the anthropological approach to knowledge.

Emotions in the Field

Emotions in the Field

The Psychology and Anthropology of Fieldwork Experience

  • Author: James Davies,Dimitrina Spencer
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 0804769397
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 276
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This book investigates how anthropologists can make use of the emotions fieldwork generates within them to deepen their understanding of the communities they study.

On and Off the Field

On and Off the Field

Fußballkultur in England und Deutschland | Football Culture in England and Germany

  • Author: Anthony Waine,Kristian Naglo
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 365800133X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 284
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Der vorliegende Band analysiert das sich wandelnde Fußballspiel in Deutschland und England vor dem Hintergrund der Frage: Lässt sich im Kontext des globalisierten, postmodernen Fußballspiels noch von nationalen Fußballkulturen sprechen, die sich deutlich voneinander unterscheiden? Die deutschen und englischen Beiträge betrachten dazu eine Reihe unter-schiedlicher Phänomene, wie etwa die soziale Herkunft der Fans, kommerzielle Einflüsse, Frauenfußball und vor allem die Rolle der Massenmedien. British and German authors analyse the changing face of football in England and Germany. The book addresses in particular the question of whether one can still speak, in the context of a globalised, postmodern game, of national football cultures that are clearly distinguishable from one another. Contributions in English and German examine a number of different phenomena such as the social background of fans, commercial influences, women’s football and above all the role of the mass media.

Arab Women in the Field

Arab Women in the Field

Studying Your Own Society

  • Author: Soraya Altorki,Camillia Fawzi El-Solh
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • ISBN: 9780815624509
  • Category: History
  • Page: 184
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For the first time, Arab women researchers perform field work in their own societies and discuss the experience. As a group, they also provide an excellent overview of the issues involved in a number of different Arab communities: Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, and a Bedouin community in the Egyptian Western Desert. Cloth ed. $27.95 (0-8156-2449-2) not seen. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Wild in the Field

Wild in the Field

  • Author: Jennifer Greene
  • Publisher: Silhouette
  • ISBN: 9781426882883
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 192
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HOW CAN YOU RESIST? Startling events had left Camille Campbell living like a recluse and fearful of loving ever again. She had vowed not to need or want anyone—but when her sexy neighbor from across the field of lavender came calling, her body threatened to betray all her best intentions. No stranger to heartache, Pete MacDougal understood Camille's turmoil and sought out the beauty next door in what he thought of as a simple act of kindness. But as soon as Pete had Camille in his arms, his blood pulsed out of control and he found himself in a wild affair that could ultimately melt both their ice- protected hearts.

Service in the Field

Service in the Field

The World of Front-line Public Servants

  • Author: Barbara Wake Carroll,David Siegel,Institute of Public Administration of Canada
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 9780773517967
  • Category: History
  • Page: 251
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The most important people in government are not the prime minister, premiers, and senior bureaucrats but the people who work in government field offices across the country, providing service to Canadians. The first book to focus exclusively on the role of field-level public servants in Canada, Service in the Field examines the work they do and the relationship between field and head offices.

Factories in the Field

Factories in the Field

The Story of Migratory Farm Labor in California

  • Author: Carey McWilliams
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520224131
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 345
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This book was the first broad expos� of the social and environmental damage inflicted by the growth of corporate agriculture in California. Factories in the Field--together with the work of Dorothea Lange, Paul Taylor, and John Steinbeck--dramatizes the misery of the dust bowl migrants hoping to find work in California agriculture. McWilliams starts with the scandals of the Spanish land grant purchases, and continues on to examine the experience of the various ethnic groups that have provided labor for California's agricultural industry--Chinese, Japanese, Mexicans, Filipinos, Armenians--the strikes, and the efforts to organize labor unions

From the Fields to the Field

From the Fields to the Field

  • Author: Littia Wolfe
  • Publisher: Xulon Press
  • ISBN: 1624193838
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 340
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Wildflowers in the Field and Forest

Wildflowers in the Field and Forest

A Field Guide to the Northeastern United States

  • Author: Steve Clemants,Carol Gracie
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780195304886
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 445
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Many of us have stopped to pick bunches of wildflowers or have admired them as they flourished in fields, hiking trails, and roads. Always appreciated but not always recognized, now these beauties can easily be identified with Wildflowers in the Field and Forest, the most inclusive field guide available to the wildflowers in the northeastern United States. Designed for easy use, the book features two-page spreads with descriptive text and range maps on one side facing pages of color photos on the other. The descriptions are concise, but thorough, and the range maps show both where the plant grows and what time of year it is likely to be in bloom. Plants are grouped by flower color, usually the feature first noticed by the observer. The species are subsequently grouped by petal arrangement, type of leaves, and number of flower parts as indicated in the "quick characters" box at the top of each page. There is also a simple key in the beginning of the book that allows one to quickly narrow the search to a few pages. In addition to the more common and conspicuous wildflowers, many of the lesser known, and often overlooked, species are also depicted. Over 1,400 species are described with nearly all of them illustrated with full-color photos. While these photos generally show the flowers of the plant, insets of leaves (and occasionally fruits) are often included to help in identification. A bar on each photo allows users to accurately judge the actual size of each flower. Both serious botanists and casual nature observers will welcome this beautifully illustrated and expertly detailed guide. · The most comprehensive field guide for the northeastern United States, including New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, with additional coverage of adjacent areas in eastern Canada · Over 1,400 species are described; nearly all are illustrated by beautiful color photographs · Photographs accurately depict the flowers; insets show details of leaves and other features · Photos, descriptions, and maps on facing pages make the book simple to use · Color-coded maps indicate both the range of the species and the time when it is in bloom

Tales of the Field

Tales of the Field

On Writing Ethnography, Second Edition

  • Author: John Van Maanen
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226849635
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 232
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For more than twenty years, John Van Maanen’s Tales of the Field has been a definitive reference and guide for students, scholars, and practitioners of ethnography and beyond. Originally published in 1988, it was the one of the first works to detail and critically analyze the various styles and narrative conventions associated with written representations of culture. This is a book about the deskwork of fieldwork and the various ways culture is put forth in print. The core of the work is an extended discussion and illustration of three forms or genres of cultural representation—realist tales, confessional tales, and impressionist tales. The novel issues raised in Tales concern authorial voice, style, truth, objectivity, and point-of-view. Over the years, the work has both reflected and shaped changes in the field of ethnography. In this second edition, Van Maanen’s substantial new Epilogue charts and illuminates changes in the field since the book’s first publication. Refreshingly humorous and accessible, Tales of the Field remains an invaluable introduction to novices learning the trade of fieldwork and a cornerstone of reference for veteran ethnographers.

In the Field

In the Field

An Introduction to Field Research

  • Author: Robert G. Burgess
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134898134
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Disturbances in the Field

Disturbances in the Field

A Novel

  • Author: Lynne Sharon Schwartz
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1453287558
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 371
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Lynne Sharon Schwartz’s critically beloved novel about family, tragedy, and philosophy The field is all around us. It’s our needs and our wants. This is what George tells Lydia. A disturbance, however, is something that keeps us from grasping and attaining the things we need. Usually, we can adapt to these disturbances and move forward. But, what happens if a disturbance becomes too great to move past? In this entrancing tale of loss and understanding, acclaimed author Lynne Sharon Schwartz plots the course of a woman’s life, through the cycles of love, loss, and acceptance. Lydia’s early life is marked by calm constants: a house in Cape Cod, a philosophy group in college. These remain her touchstones as she becomes a busy wife, mother, and music teacher. But when her family’s world is suddenly shattered, she struggles to regain her equilibrium. Will she be able to find her way in such a radically altered field?

Out in the Field

Out in the Field

Reflections of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists

  • Author: Ellen Lewin,William L. Leap,William Leap
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 9780252065187
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 315
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"Lesbian and gay anthropologists write in "Out in the Field" about their research and personal experiences in conducting fieldwork, about the ethical and intellectual dilemmas they face in writing about lesbian or gay populations, and about the impact on their careers of doing lesbian/gay research. The first volume in which lesbian and gay anthropologists discuss personal experiences, "Out in the Field" offers compelling illustrations of professional lives both closeted and out to colleagues and fieldwork informants. It also concerns aligning career goals with personal sexual preferences and speaks directly to issues of representation and authority currently being explored throughout the social sciences.