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Routledge Studies In Memory and NarrativeFar more than a how-to-do-it handbook, The Art of Fieldwork offers a rich, engaging discourse drawing from a lifetime of personal experiences.
— Donald A. Ritchie
In this long-anticipated second edition of The Art of Fieldwork, prominent anthropologist Harry F. Wolcott updates his original groundbreaking text, which both challenges and petitions anthropology and its practitioners to draw not only on the traditional precepts of science, but also on the richness of artistry in the collection, interpretation, and expression of fieldwork data. Each of the original chapters have been thoughtfully revised to reflect the past nine years of anthropological development. Combined with a new final chapter, this refreshing text makes an exciting reentry into the ongoing debate of the processes, challenges, and rewards of fieldwork methodology. Researchers in qualitative methods and field methods—and fieldworkers across disciplines—will find this well-crafted, approachable book a thought-provoking read.
Far more than a how-to-do-it handbook, The Art of Fieldwork offers a rich, engaging discourse drawing from a lifetime of personal experiences.
This is a fine introduction to the perils and pleasures of fieldwork. Broad, eclectic, and open, it deals with questions of both epistemology and technique straightforwardly and without pretension.
Part 1 Part One: Fieldwork Contexts Chapter 2 Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 3 Chapter 2. Fieldwork As Art? Chapter 4 Chapter 3. How Art Works Part 5 Part Two: The Fieldwork Part Of Fieldwork Chapter 6 Chapter 4. Fieldwork Vs. (Just) Being In The Field Chapter 7 Chapter 5. Fieldwork: The Basic Arts Chapter 8 Chapter 6. Fieldwork: The Darker Arts Part 9 Part Three: Fieldwork As Mindwork Chapter 10 Chapter 7. The Art Of (Conceptual) Self-Defense Chapter 11 Chapter 8. The Art Of Conceptualizing Chapter 12 Chapter 9. The Art Of Self-Expression Part 13 Part Four: Fieldwork As Personal Work Chapter 14 Chapter 10. Satisfactions Of Fieldwork Chapter 15 Chapter 11. The Art Of Discretion Part 16 References And Select Bibliography Part 17 Name Index Part 18 Subject Index Part 19 About The Author / About The Book