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The Field

The Field

The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe

  • Author: Lynne McTaggart
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9780061827471
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 288
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In this groundbreaking classic, investigative journalist Lynne McTaggart reveals a radical new paradigm—that the human mind and body are not separate from their environment but a packet of pulsating power constantly interacting with this vast energy sea, and that consciousness may be central in shaping our world. The Field is a highly readable scientific detective story presenting a stunning picture of an interconnected universe and a new scientific theory that makes sense of supernatural phenomena. Documented by distinguished sources, The Field is a book of hope and inspiration for today's world.

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.

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?

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.

In the Field

In the Field

The Art of Field Recording

  • Author: Cathy Lane,Angus Carlyle
  • Publisher: Uniformbooks
  • ISBN: 9780956855961
  • Category: Arts, Modern
  • Page: 236
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This is a collection of interviews with contemporary sound artists who use field recording in their work. These conversations explore the fundamental issues that underlie the development of field recording as the core of their practice. Recurring themes include early motivations, aesthetic preferences, the audible presence of the recordist and the nature of the field. Conversations with Manuela Barile, Angus Carlyle, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Viv Corringham, Peter Cusack, Steven Feld, Felicity Ford, Jez Riley French, Antye Greie, Christina Kubisch, Cathy Lane, Francisco López, Annea Lockwood, Andrea Polli, Ian Rawes, Lasse-Marc Riek, Hiroki Sasajima, Davide Tidoni, Hildegard Westerkamp and Jana Winderen.

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.

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.

The Field of Fight

The Field of Fight

How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies

  • Author: Lieutenant General (Ret.) Michael T. Flynn,Michael Ledeen
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1250106230
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
  • View: 9194
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The Instant New York Times Bestseller. A war is being waged against us by radical Islamists, and, as current events demonstrate, they are only getting stronger. Al-Qaeda has morphed into a much more dangerous, menacing threat: ISIS. Lt. General Michael T. Flynn is blunt and urgent. This book aims to inform the American people of the grave danger we face in the war on terror?and will continue to face?until our government takes decisive action against the terrorists that want nothing more than to destroy us and our way of life. Flynn spent more than thirty three years in Army intelligence, and as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency worked closely with Generals Stanley McChrystal and David Petraeus, Admiral Mike Mullen, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and other policy, defense, intelligence, and war-fighting leaders. From coordinating on-the-ground operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, to building reliable intelligence networks, to preparing strategic plans for fighting terrorism, Flynn has been a firsthand witness to government screw-ups, smokescreens, and censored information that our leaders don’t want us to know. The Field of Fight succinctly lays out why we have failed to stop terrorist groups from growing, and what we must do to stop them. The core message is that if you understand your enemies, it’s a lot easier to defeat them?but because our government has concealed the actions of terrorists like Osama bin Laden and groups like ISIS and al Qaeda, and the role of Iran in the rise of radical Islam, we don’t fully understand the enormity of the threat they pose against us. A call to action that is sensible, informed, and original, The Field of Fight asserts that we must find a way to not only fight better, but to win.

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.

Failing in the Field

Failing in the Field

What We Can Learn When Field Research Goes Wrong

  • Author: Dean Karlan,Jacob Appel
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 140088361X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 176
  • View: 3833
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All across the social sciences, from development economics to political science departments, researchers are going into the field to collect data and learn about the world. While much has been gained from the successes of randomized controlled trials, stories of failed projects often do not get told. In Failing in the Field, Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel delve into the common causes of failure in field research, so that researchers might avoid similar pitfalls in future work. Drawing on the experiences of top social scientists working in developing countries, this book delves into failed projects and helps guide practitioners as they embark on their research. From experimental design and implementation to analysis and partnership agreements, Karlan and Appel show that there are important lessons to be learned from failures at every stage. They describe five common categories of failures, review six case studies in detail, and conclude with some reflections on best (and worst) practices for designing and running field projects, with an emphasis on randomized controlled trials. There is much to be gained from investigating what has previously not worked, from misunderstandings by staff to errors in data collection. Cracking open the taboo subject of the stumbles that can take place in the implementation of research studies, Failing in the Field is a valuable "how-not-to" handbook for conducting fieldwork and running randomized controlled trials in development settings.

Sexuality in the Field of Vision

Sexuality in the Field of Vision

  • Author: Jacqueline Rose
  • Publisher: Verso
  • ISBN: 9781844670581
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 256
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Jacqueline Rose argues for the importance of sexual difference and fantasy as key concepts through which an interrogation of contemporary theory should be sustained.

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
  • View: 3961
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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

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.

Femininities in the Field

Femininities in the Field

Tourism and Transdisciplinary Research

  • Author: Heike A. Schänzel,Brooke A. Porter
  • Publisher: Channel View Publications
  • ISBN: 9781845416508
  • Category:
  • Page: 232
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The aim of this book is to reflect on the effect of femininities in the field and the encountered biases specific to women researchers. The global case studies cover access, attire/conduct, sexual harassment, personal safety, and accompanied research/well-being. The volume is an essential guide for supervisors, students and researchers.

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
  • View: 8212
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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.

The Field of Blood

The Field of Blood

Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War

  • Author: Joanne B. Freeman
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 0374717613
  • Category: History
  • Page: 480
  • View: 7674
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The previously untold story of the violence in Congress that helped spark the Civil War In The Field of Blood, Joanne B. Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress. Drawing on an extraordinary range of sources, she shows that the Capitol was rife with conflict in the decades before the Civil War. Legislative sessions were often punctuated by mortal threats, canings, flipped desks, and all-out slugfests. When debate broke down, congressmen drew pistols and waved Bowie knives. One representative even killed another in a duel. Many were beaten and bullied in an attempt to intimidate them into compliance, particularly on the issue of slavery. These fights didn’t happen in a vacuum. Freeman’s dramatic accounts of brawls and thrashings tell a larger story of how fisticuffs and journalism, and the powerful emotions they elicited, raised tensions between North and South and led toward war. In the process, she brings the antebellum Congress to life, revealing its rough realities—the feel, sense, and sound of it—as well as its nation-shaping import. Funny, tragic, and rivetingly told, The Field of Blood offers a front-row view of congressional mayhem and sheds new light on the careers of John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, and other luminaries, as well as introducing a host of lesser-known but no less fascinating men. The result is a fresh understanding of the workings of American democracy and the bonds of Union on the eve of their greatest peril.

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.

Listening in the Field

Listening in the Field

Recording and the Science of Birdsong

  • Author: Joeri Bruyninckx
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 0262345412
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 256
  • View: 7332
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The transformation of sound recording into a scientific technique in the study of birdsong, as biologists turned wildlife sounds into scientific objects. Scientific observation and representation tend to be seen as exclusively visual affairs. But scientists have often drawn on sensory experiences other than the visual. Since the end of the nineteenth century, biologists have used a variety of techniques to register wildlife sounds. In this book, Joeri Bruyninckx describes the evolution of sound recording into a scientific technique for studying the songs and calls of wild birds and asks, what it means to listen to animal voices as a scientist. The practice of recording birdsong took shape at the intersection of popular entertainment and field ornithology, turning recordings into objects of investigation and popular fascination. Shaped by the technologies and interests of amateur naturalism and music teaching, radio broadcasting and gramophone production, hobby electronics and communication engineering, birdsong recordings traveled back and forth between scientific and popular domains, to appear on gramophone recordings, radio broadcasts, and movie soundtracks. Bruyninckx follows four technologies—the musical score, the electric microphone, the portable magnetic tape recorder, and the sound spectrograph—through a cultural history of field recording and scientific listening. He chronicles a period when verbal descriptions, musical notations, and onomatopoeic syllables represented birdsong and shaped a community of listeners; later electric recordings struggled with notions of fidelity, realism, objectivity, and authenticity; scientists, early citizen scientists, and the recording industry negotiated recording exchange; and trained listeners complemented the visual authority of spectrographic laboratory analyses. This book reveals a scientific process fraught with conversions, between field and laboratory, sound and image, science and its various audiences.

Modern Drama

Modern Drama

Defining the Field

  • Author: Richard Paul Knowles,William B. Worthen,Joanne Tompkins
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 9780802086211
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 212
  • View: 9957
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The contributors examine varied topics such as the analysis of periodicity; the articulation of social, political, and cultural production in theatre; the re-evaluation of texts, performances, and canons; and demonstrations of how interdisciplinarity inflects theatre and its practice.

Children In The Field

Children In The Field

  • Author: Joan Cassell
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • ISBN: 1439903611
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
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Funny, sad, horrifying, and fascinating narratives by anthropologists who brought children with them into the field.