Institutional Ethnography As Practice

Institutional Ethnography As Practice

by Dorothy E. Smith
     
 

In this edited collection, institutional ethnographers draw on their field research experiences to address different aspects of institutional ethnographic practice. As institutional ethnography embraces the actualities of people's experiences and lives, the contributors utilize their research to reveal how institutional relations and regimes are organized. As a

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Overview

In this edited collection, institutional ethnographers draw on their field research experiences to address different aspects of institutional ethnographic practice. As institutional ethnography embraces the actualities of people's experiences and lives, the contributors utilize their research to reveal how institutional relations and regimes are organized. As a whole, the book aims to provide readers with an accurate overview of what it is like to practice institutional ethnography, as well as the main varieties of approaches involved in the research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742546769
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
0.75(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Meet the Author

Dorothy E. Smith is professor emerita in Sociology & Equity Studies in Education at the University of Toronto and adjunct professor of Sociology at the University of Victoria.

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Institutional ethnography : using interviews to investigate ruling relations15
3"Where did you get the fur coat, Fern?" : participant observation in institutional ethnography45
4Incorporating texts into ethnographic practice65
5Institutional ethnography and experience as data91
6Keeping the institution in view : working with interview accounts of everyday experience109
7Constructing single parent families for schooling : discovering an institutional discourse127
8Mapping institutions as work and texts139
9A research proposal165
10Making the institution ethnographically accessible : UN document production and the transformation of experience181
11U.S. legal interventions in the lives of battered women : an indigenous assessment199

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