Ethnographic Research: A Reader

Ethnographic Research: A Reader

by Stephanie Taylor
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0761973923

ISBN-13: 9780761973928

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Ethnographic Research: A Reader presents in a single volume a selection of ten recently published studies intended to illustrate the variety of social research which is currently being conducted within the ethnographic tradition. Together with an accompanying editorial introduction and a carefully selected range of Guided Reading Exercises, this text should

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Ethnographic Research: A Reader presents in a single volume a selection of ten recently published studies intended to illustrate the variety of social research which is currently being conducted within the ethnographic tradition. Together with an accompanying editorial introduction and a carefully selected range of Guided Reading Exercises, this text should provide students with solid grounding of the different underlying assumptions, researchers' positions, methods of data collection and theoretical approaches within this broadly defined research tradition. The collection includes research from a range of different countries (Britain, The USA, Australia, Lebanon and India) and studies from a multitude of disciplines and contexts inc

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761973928
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Published in association with The Open University Series
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsvii
Researching the social: an introduction to ethnographic research1
Part IAt society's margins13
1Respect at work: 'Going legit'15
2Policing and public health: law enforcement and harm minimization in a street-level drug market36
Part IIGendered identities65
3'Not as nice as she was supposed to be': schoolgirls' friendships67
4'One of the boys': black masculinity and the peer group91
Part IIIWorkplace practices113
5Manufacturing sexual subjects: 'harassment', desire and discipline on a Maquiladora shopfloor115
6Distributed cognition in an airline cockpit138
Part IVThe consumption of cultural products159
7Tourists at the Taj Mahal: walking and gazing161
8The global, the local, and the hybrid: a native ethnography of glocalization187
Part VWorking to provide medical services211
9Humour as resistance to professional dominance in community mental health teams213
10Openness and specialisation: dealing with patients in a hospital emergency service234
Guided reading exercises264
Index271

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