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Ethnographic Fieldwork An Anthropological Reader (Blackwell Anthologies in Social and Cultural Anthropology)

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Published by Blackwell Publishing Limited .
Written in English


  • Ethnography,
  • Social Science,
  • Archaeology / Anthropology,
  • Sociology,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural,
  • Anthropology - Physical,
  • Ethnology,
  • Field work

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Edition Notes

ContributionsAntonius C. G. M. Robben (Editor), Jeffrey A. Sluka (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages632
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8405623M
ISBN 101405125926
ISBN 109781405125925

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Ethnographic Fieldwork: An Anthropological Reader provides a comprehensive selection of classic and contemporary reflections, examining the tensions between self and other, the relationships between anthropologists and informants, conflicts and ethical challenges, various types of ethnographic research, and different styles of writing about fieldwork.4/5(50).   Ethnographic Fieldwork book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Ethnographic fieldwork is something which is often presented as mys /5. I joked on Twitter that this would be the title of my next book: Stay tuned for my next book: “Fieldwork in the Times of COVID Doing Ethnography During a Pandemic” — Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega (@raulpacheco) Ma The truth of the matter is: I don’t really have much experience doing fieldwork during a global pandemic. Ethnography Ethnography (from Greek ἔθνος ethnos "folk, people, nation" and γράφω grapho "I write") is the systematic study of people and cultures. It is designed to explore cultural phenomena where the researcher observes society from the point of view of the subject of the study.

Ethnography is one of the most discussed research methods in the social sciences. This outstanding collection brings together some landmark contributions by key figures such as Geertz, Denzin, Whyte, Emerson and Atkinson and Delamont, and a wide variety of issues in the field.5/5(1).   Participant observation is a method for anthropological Fieldwork, used to collect data such that the anthropologist must create an intimate relationship between themselves and the culture studied. This method requires that an anthropologist participate in a social event that is . This book is brilliant. If you are tired of trashy, time wasters novels in the market, try reading "fieldwork", the short title may not conjure much imagination, but you will come out both more informed (a book with wealth of research information) and gratified (suspense novel with mystery and family saga)/5(). Based on rigorous ethnographic fieldwork, his book reveals itself to be little short of a general treatise of sociology—one that will be invaluable to the academic community. — Luc Boltanski, author of Mysteries and conspiracies: Detective stories, spy novels, and the making of modern societies.

This book argues that ethnographers, and others involved in fieldwork, should be aware of how fieldwork research and ethnographic writing construct, reproduce and implicate selves, relationships and personal identities. All too often research methods texts remain relatively silent about the ways in which fieldwork affects us and we affect the. Discuss what is unique about ethnographic fieldwork and how it emerged as a key strategy in anthropology. Identify some of the contemporary ethnographic fieldwork techniques and perspectives. Discuss some of the ethical considerations in doing anthropological fieldwork. Figure 1: Children playing outside a home on the Jenipapo-Kanindé.   Discuss what is unique about ethnographic fieldwork and how it emerged as a key strategy in anthropology. Explain how traditional approaches to ethnographic fieldwork contrast with contemporary approaches. Identify some of the contemporary ethnographic fieldwork .   Overview This book describes ethnographic fieldwork as the gradual accumulation of knowledge about something you don't know much about to begin with, facilitated by theoretical and methodological instruments. The book provides an easy to read introduction to quite complex ideas about knowledge and the practices in which we gather : Multilingual Matters Ltd.