Doing Ethnographic Research: Fieldwork Settings / Edition 1

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This book features the contributions of a wide range of researchers who consider the key research problems in their given field site and how they were managed. The selections give the novice researcher a sense of the problems, uncertainties and apprehensions that are part of research, as well as the benefit of the experiences that these researchers share in dealing with those issues.

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Contributions consider research problems and their solutions, giving novice researchers a keyhole view of their respective fields. They discuss each aspect of the research act<-->from establishing oneself in the fieldwork setting to presentation and representation issues. Four major sections cover: pursuing intimate familiarity and the problem of membership; issues in methodological practice; ethics, intervention, and emotionality; and ethnographic text and ethnographic voice. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761908920
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 5/1/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
An Invitation to the Field - Scott Grills
Fieldwork and the Pragmatists' Lesson
PART TWO: PURSUING INTIMATE FAMILIARITY AND THE PROBLEM OF MEMBERSHIP
Respecting the Human Condition - Robert Prus
Pursuing Intersubjectivity in the Marketplace
Doing Ethnographic Research in Jewish Orthodox Communities - William Shaffir
The Neglected Role of Sociability
The Ethnic Outsider - Robert A Stebbins
The Hurdles of Anglophone Field Research on North American Francophones
On Being Non-Partisan in Partisan Settings - Scott Grills
Field Research among the Politically Committed
PART THREE: ISSUES IN METHODOLOGICAL PRACTICE
Navigating the Family Domain - Kerry Daly and Anna Dienhart
Qualitative Field Dilemmas
Experience, Methodological Observation and Theory - Dan Albas and Cheryl Albas
A Blumerian Excursion
Hanging Out with the Good 'Ole Boys, Gangsters and Other Disreputable Characters - Richard A Brymer
Field Research, Quantitative Research and Exceptional Events
PART FOUR: ETHICS, INTERVENTION AND EMOTIONALITY
Organizational Ethics and Fieldwork Realities - Leslie Irvine
Negotiating Ethical Boundaries in Codependents Anonymous
Animal Passions - Clinton R Sanders
The Emotional Experience of Doing Ethnography in Animal-Human Interaction Settings
PART FIVE: ETHNOGRAPHIC TEXT AND ETHNOGRAPHIC VOICE
Presenting Constructions of Identity and Divinity - Jenny Blain
ásatrú and Oracular Seidhr
Telling Tales, Writing Stories - Richard G Mitchell Jr and Kathy Charmaz
Postmodernist Visions and Realist Images in Ethnographic Writing

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