Critical Ethnography: Method, Ethics, and Performance / Edition 1

Critical Ethnography: Method, Ethics, and Performance / Edition 1

by D. Soyini Madison
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761929169

ISBN-13: 9780761929161

Pub. Date: 03/28/2005

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Madison describes how even when ethnographers have good intentions, use good craftsmanship, and adhere to accepted practices, representing the "other" is still going to be a complicated and contentious process. She introduces the theory and methods of critical ethnography, including its position within the larger field of ethnography. She describes practicing critical

Overview

Madison describes how even when ethnographers have good intentions, use good craftsmanship, and adhere to accepted practices, representing the "other" is still going to be a complicated and contentious process. She introduces the theory and methods of critical ethnography, including its position within the larger field of ethnography. She describes practicing critical ethnography, including developing identity and establishing place in the intellectual community within one's subject of study, preparing one's purpose and course of action in the field, formulating questions, interviewing, and building rapport, giving case studies in critical ethnography as examples. She defines ethics and describes the code of ethics for fieldwork, again with case studies. She also describes performance ethnography, including conducting writing as performance. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761929161
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Critical Ethnography: Theory and Method
Defining Terms: What Is the Critical in Critical Ethnography
Dialogue and Others
The Method and Theory Nexus
Summary
Warm-Ups
2. Methods: “Do I Really Need a Method?” A Method . . . or Deep Hanging Out?
"Who Am I?" Starting Where You Are
"Who Else Has Written About My Topic?" Being Part of an Interpretive Community
The Power of Purpose: Bracketing Your Subject
Preparing for the Field: The Research Design and Lay Summary
Interviewing and Field Techniques
Formulating Questions
Two Classic Models
Extra Tips for Formulating Questions
Memory and the Oral History Interview
Attributes of the Interviewer and Building Rapport
Coding and Logging Data
Summary
Warm-Ups
3. Three Stories: Case Studies in Critical Ethnography
Case 1: Local Activism in West Africa
Case 2: Secrets, Sexuality, and Oral History
Case 3: Community Theatre: Conflicts and Organization
Warm-Ups
4. Ethics
Ethics Is . .
Religion and Ethics
The Question of Freedom
Critical Ethnography and the Ethics of Reason, the Greater Good, and Others
Maria Lugones: Contemporary Ethics, Ethnography, and Loving Perception
Summary
Warm-Ups
5. Methods and Ethics
Codes of Ethics for Fieldwork
Extending the Codes
Warm-Ups
6. Methods and Application: Three Case Studies in Ethical Dilemmas
Case 1: Local Activism in West Africa
Case 2: Secrets of Sexuality, and Oral History
Case 3: Community Theatre: Conflicts and Organization
Warm-Ups
7. Performance Ethnography
Foundational Concepts in Performance and Social Theory
The Performance Interventions of Dwight Conquergood
Staging Ethnography and the Performance of Possibilities
Auto Ethnography and/or Reflexive Ethnography
Three Examples of Critical Reflexivity in Autoethnography
Warm-Ups
8. It’s Time to Write: Writing as Performance
Getting Started: In Search of the Muse
The Anxiety of Writing: Wild Mind and Monkey Mind
Writing as Performance and Performance as Writing
Warm-Ups
9. The Case Studies
Case 1: Staging Cultural Performance
Case 2: Oral History and Performance
Case 3: The Fieldwork of Social Drama and Communitas
Warm-Ups

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