Ethnographic Research

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Overview

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

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In a reader that is part of an Open U. (UK) masters course, ten contributed chapters published between 1995 and 2000 exemplify recent research trends in ethnography. Topics as diverse as drug-taking subcultures, gendered identity, workplace sexual harassment, the consumption of cultural products, and humor as resistance to professional dominance in mental health teams illustrate the focus on "lived experience within the social"; recent theoretical treatment of change without resorting to simplistic models; and interpretation issues in qualitative research. Includes guided reading exercises on the chapters. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Stephanie Taylor is a lecturer in social psychology in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Open University.

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Table of Contents

Researching the Social - Stephanie Taylor
An Introduction to the Ethnographic Research
PART ONE: AT SOCIETY'S MARGINS
Respect at Work - Philippe Bourgois
'Going Legit'
Policing and Public Health - Lisa Maher and David Dixon
Law Enforcement and Harm Minimization in a Street-Level Drug Market
PART TWO: GENDERED IDENTITIES
'Not as Nice as She Was Supposed to Be' - Valerie Hey
Schoolgirls' Friendships
'One of the Boys' - Claire E Alexander
Black Masculinity and the Peer Group
PART THREE: WORKPLACE PRACTICES
Manufacturing Sexual Subjects - Leslie Salzinger
'Harassment', Desire and Discipline on a Maquiladora Shopfloor
Distributed Cognition in an Airline Cockpit - Edwin Hutchins and Tove Klausen
PART FOUR: THE CONSUMPTION OF CULTURAL PRODUCTS
Tourists at the Taj - Tim Edensor
Walking and Gazing
The Global, the Local and the Hybrid - Marwan M Kraidy
A Native Ethnography of Globalization
PART FIVE: WORKING TO PROVIDE MEDICAL SERVICES
Humour as Resistance to Professional Dominance in Community Health Teams - Lesley Griffiths
Openness and Specialization - Nicolas Dodier and Agn[gr]es Camus
Dealing with Patients in a Hospital Emergency Service

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