Preface for Instructors.
Acknowledgments to Sources.
Introduction: Jane E. Goodman and Leila Monaghan.
Part I: Ethnographer’s Toolkit.
1. Body Ritual among the Nacirema: Horace Miner.
2. Culture Blends: Michael Agar.
3. Five Principles: Richard Bauman.
4. Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture: Clifford Geertz.
5. Winking as Social Business: Jane E. Goodman.
6. Speaking of Ethnography: Leila Monaghan.
7. The Emergent Quality of Performance: Richard Bauman.
8. Poetics, Play, Process, and Power: The Performative Turn in Anthropology: Dwight Conquergood.
9. Narrative Lessons: Elinor Ochs.
10. Greetings in the Desert: Ibrahim Ag Youssouf, Allen D. Grimshaw, and Charles S. Bird.
11. Let Your Words Be Few: Symbolism of Speaking and Silence among Seventeenth-Century Quakers: Richard Bauman.
12. “To Give Up on Words”: Silence in Western Apache Culture: Keith Basso.
13. What We Need Is Communication: “Communication” as a Cultural Category in Some American: Speech: Tamar Katriel and Gerry Philipsen.
14. Writing Cousin Joe: Choice and Control Over Orthographic Representation in a Blues Singer’s Autobiography: Harriet Joseph Ottenheimer.
15. Talking Culture: Ethnography and Conversation Analysis: Michael Moerman.
Part II: Ethnography of Talk: From Language Form to Social Solidarity.
16. The Triangle of Linguistic Structure: Robin Tolmach Lakoff.
17. The Grammar of Politics and the Politics of Grammar: From Bangladesh to the United States: James Wilce.
18. Conversations: The Link between Words and the World: Leila Monaghan.
19. Conversational Signals and Devices: Deborah Tannen.
20. A Cultural Approach to Male--Female Miscommunication: Daniel N. Maltz and Ruth A. Borker.
21. Preface and “Put Down that Paper and Talk to Me!”: Rapport-talk and Report-talk: Deborah Tannen.
22. Swearing: Lars Andersson and Peter Trudgill.
23. Swearing as a Function of Gender in the Language of Midwestern American College Students: Thomas E. Murray.
Part III: Communication and Social Groups: The Work of Belonging.
24. Speech Communities: R. A. Hudson.
25. Encounters: Erving Goffman.
26. Symbols of Category Membership: Penelope Eckert.
27. Word Up: Social Meanings of Slang in California Youth Culture: Mary Bucholtz.
28. Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls: Rachel Simmons.
29. Sporting Formulae in New Zealand English: Two Models of Male Solidarity: Koenraad Kuiper.
30. Inner-City Teens and Face-Work: Avoiding Violence and Maintaining Honor: Robert Garot.
31. Speech Play: John Holmes McDowell.
32. “If I’m Lyin, I’m Flyin”: The Game of Insult in Black Language: Geneva Smitherman.
Part IV: Interpersonal Communication in Institutional Settings: Structure and the Exercise of Power.
33. Language and the Power of Men: Scott Fabius Kiesling.
34. Mayor Daley’s Council Speech: A Cultural Analysis: Gerry Philipsen.
35. Linguistic Ideology and Praxis in US Law School Classrooms: Elizabeth Mertz.
36. Participant Structures and Communicative Competence: Warm Springs Children in Community and Classroom: Susan U. Philips.
37. Footing: Erving Goffman.
38. “An Association for the 21st Century”: Performance and Social Change among Berbers in Paris: Jane E. Goodman.
39. Signing: Leila Monaghan.
40. Variation in Sign Languages: Barbara LeMaster and Leila Monaghan.
41. The Founding of Two Deaf Churches: The Interplay of Deaf and Christian Identities: Leila Monaghan.
42. Attacking the Bureaucratic Language of Car Sales: A Case Study of A Car Sales Event: Roger W. Shuy.
Appendix I: Read This First: How to Read and Present on Complex Texts.
Appendix II: Ethnography Assignments.
Ethnography of Greetings.
Ethnography Project: Tape, Fieldnotes, and Transcript.
Ethnography Project: SPEAKING Paper.
Final Ethnography Paper.