In the Field: Readings on the Field Research Experience / Edition 2

In the Field: Readings on the Field Research Experience / Edition 2

by William Kornblum, Carolyn D. Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 027595417X

ISBN-13: 9780275954178

Pub. Date: 06/24/1996

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

"These engaging accounts by masters of field research illustrate the synthesis of passionate involvement and objective analysis. An informative and inspiring collection for students and professional social scientists." Cynthia Fuchs Epstein Distinguished Professor of…  See more details below

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"These engaging accounts by masters of field research illustrate the synthesis of passionate involvement and objective analysis. An informative and inspiring collection for students and professional social scientists." Cynthia Fuchs Epstein Distinguished Professor of Sociology City University of New York This revised, edited volume brings together personal accounts by a group of noted ethnographic researchers to examine the "natural history" of participant observation. An ideal supplemental text for methods courses, In The Field is designed to give students a sense of what it is actually like to conduct ethnographic research. As the selections show, field researchers must struggle to gain acceptance by the group under study but then often become deeply involved in the lives of the people and at times are forced into a reexamination of their own values. By learning how social scientists conduct research under field conditions and how they feel while they are doing it, students will be better prepared to carry out successful field research projects of their own.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275954178
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/24/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.38(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
Jelly's Place11
Doing Research in The Flats21
Exploring the Cocaine Culture27
In the Field with Snake Handlers33
Getting In41
Earning a Place in the Hustler's World51
Relations of the Road59
Doing Research in Cornerville73
Prostitution, Drug Use, and AIDS87
On Studying South Chicago97
The Caseworker109
Researching Peasants and Drug Producers119
The Fieldworker and the Surgeon129
The Outsider Phenomenon139
Finding Your Spot153
Selected Bibliography159
Index163
Contributors167

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