NAPA Bulletin, Passages: The Ethnographic Field School and First Fieldwork

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NAPA Bulletin is a peer reviewed occasional publication of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology, dedicated to the practical problem-solving and policy applications of anthropological knowledge and methods.

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Overview

NAPA Bulletin is a peer reviewed occasional publication of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology, dedicated to the practical problem-solving and policy applications of anthropological knowledge and methods.

  • peer reviewed publication of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology
  • dedicated to the practical problem-solving and policy applications of anthropological knowledge and methods
  • most editions available for course adoption
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931303163
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/19/2004
  • Series: NAPA Bulletin Series
  • Edition description: Number 22
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Volume Editor: Madelyn Iris

General Editors: Tim Wallace and Alayne Unterberger

Madelyn Iris, Ph.D., completed her dissertation inanthropology at Northwestern University and quickly became engagedin the newly emerging field of ethnographic evaluation. For severalyears she served as a research associate at the Erikson Institutefor Advanced Studies in Child Development, where she conductedqualitative program evaluation research. During this time shebecame interested in the problems of the frail elderly and shiftedher focus to gerontology and the study of protective services. Shejoined the Buehler Center on Aging at Northwestern University asthe assistant director for education. She was appointed Interimdirector of the center and was named the director of behavioral andsocial science research. Dr. Iris was an early participant in theNorthwestern University Ethnographic School, was appointedAssociate Director and was named director. She is an associateprofessor in the Department of Medicine, the Feinberg School ofMedicine, Northwestern University.Hermajor areas of focus nowinclude social program research and evaluation, qualitative methodsand the study of decision making and chronic illness, and NativeAmerican models of aging. She is a sustaining fellow of the Societyfor Applied Anthropology and a fellow of the Gerontological Societyof America, and was the founding chair of the NAPA Mentor Program.Dr. Iris was elected president-elect of the National Associationfor the Practice of Anthropology.

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Table of Contents

FOREWORD (Oswald Werner).

Introduction: WHAT IS A CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY FIELD SCHOOL ANDWHAT IS IT GOOD FOR? (Madelyn Iris).

DOCUMENTING LOCAL CULTURE: AN INTRODUCTORY FIELD SCHOOL (PhilipB. Stafford, Inta Carpenter, David A. Taylor).

APPRENTICE ETHNOGRAPHERS AND THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF TOURISM INCOSTA RICA (Tim Wallace).

FULFILLING COMMUNITY NEEDS THROUGH RESEARCH AND SERVICE: THENORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY ETHNOGRAPHIC FIELD SCHOOL EXPERIENCE(Madelyn Iris).

REHABILITATION, RESISTANCE, AND RETURN: SERVICE LEARNING AND THEQUEST FOR CIVIL SOCIETY IN BOSNIA (Peter Van Arsdale).

LEARNING TO PUT ETHNOGRAPHY TO GOOD USE: THE GAMBIA, WEST AFRICAFIELD STUDY PROGRAM (Bill Roberts).

LEARNING THROUGH DOING: THE IMPORTANCE OF FIELDWORK IN THEEDUCATION OF THE UNDERGRADUATE (Andria Timmer).

ROLE NEGOTIATIONS AMONG STUDENTS AND NATIVE SPONSORS IN ANETHNOGRAPHIC FIELD SCHOOL (William Nichols, Madelyn Iris).

LESSONS FROM THE NAVAJO: THE IMPACT OF A “GOOD”FIELD EXPERIENCE ON A CAREER (Rebecca L.H. Berman).

MENTORSHIP AND THE FIELD SCHOOL EXPERIENCE (Tim Wallace, MadelynIris).

ETHNOGRAPHIC FIELD SCHOOLS, COMMUNITY SERVICE LEARNING, AND THEHOMESTAY EXPERIENCE (Daniela Natale Diamente, Tim Wallace).

ETHICAL ISSUES AND OTHER THINGS TO THINK ABOUT (MadelynIris).

CONCLUSION: HOW TO PICK A FIELD SCHOOL THAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU(Madelyn Iris).

Web Resources.

Biosketches of the Authors.

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