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Overview

Fiction and Social Research brings together writers from a variety of disciplines to explore and illustrate the possibilities of new narrative forms in social research. At the intersections of fiction, ethnography, and cultural studies, these essays demonstrate narratives that simultaneously enrich fieldwork and enliven research reporting. By arranging this volume into four areas of concern, this volume demonstrates how fiction can express issues of representation, subjectivity, critique and postmodern discourse. This volume is unique in its accessibility and will prove a valuable tool to the veteran scholar and beginning ethnographer alike.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761990352
  • Publisher: AltaMira Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Series: Ethnographic Alternatives Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.86 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Anna Banks

Stephen P. Banks is a professor of Communication at the University of Idaho Anna Banks is professor of Communication and American Studies at the University of Idaho

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Table of Contents

chapter 1 Preface chapter 2 Acknowledgments chapter 3 Series Editor's Preface chapter 4 1. Stephen P. Banks and Anna Banks, The Struggle Over Facts and Fictions chapter 5 Part 1: Narratives of Representation chapter 6 2. Robert Hopper, Flirtations: Conversational Analysis From Fiction and Life chapter 7 3. Sandra L. Haarsager, Stories That Tell It Like It Is? Fiction Techniques and Prize-Winning Journalism chapter 8 4. Michelle Miller, (Re)presenting Voices in Dramatically Scripted Research chapter 9 5. Eugene Valentine and Kristin Bervig Valentine, Dead or Alive, You're Going to Teixido: The Teller and the Tale chapter 10 Part 2: Narratives of Understanding chapter 11 6. Robert L. Krizek, Lessons: What the Hell Are We Teaching the Next Generation Anyway?; chapter 12 7. Christine Elizabeth Kiesinger, Portrait of an Anorexic Life chapter 13 8. Leigh Berger, Silent Movies: Scenes from a Life chapter 14 9. Sandra Coyle, Dancing with the Chameleon chapter 15 Part 3: Narratives of Suspicion chapter 16 10. Anna Banks, Some People Would Say I Tell Lies chapter 17 11. Shawn Michelle Smith, On the Pleasures of Ruined Pictures chapter 18 12. Eric M. Eisenberg, From Anxiety to Possibility: Poems 1987-1997 chapter 19 Part 4: Narratives of Vulnerability chapter 20 13. Simon Gottschalk, Postmodern Sensibilities and Ethnographic Possibilities chapter 21 14. Stephen Linstead, Dishcloth of Minerva: Absence, Presence, and Metatheory in the Everyday Practice of Research chapter 22 15. Stephen P. Banks, The Tioga Tapes chapter 23 Index

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