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Qualitative researchers are increasingly concerned with issues relating to writing up their studies and creating a new ethnography where the author's voice, as well as those of their participants, are more fully realized for the reader. This volume, a significant expansion of a special issue of the journal Qualitative Sociology, presents an array of contemporary ethnographers grappling with the problematics and new conventions of ethnographic writing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761903840
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 6/17/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Reflexivity and Voice
1 Who Am I? The Need for a Variety of Selves in the Field 3
2 Parent-as-Researcher: The Politics of Researching in the Personal Life 21
3 Ethnography and Anxiety: Field Work and Reflexivity in the Vortex of U.S.-Cuban Relations 45
4 A Feminist Revisiting of the Insider/Outsider Debate: The "Outsider Phenomenon" in Rural Iowa 70
5 Studying One's Own in the Middle East: Negotiating Gender and Self-Other Dynamics in the Field 95
6 Interactive Interviewing: Talking About Emotional Experience 119
7 Reflexivity, Feminism, and Difference 150
8 Do You Really Know How They Make Love? The Limits on Intimacy With Ethnographic Informants 169
9 The Myth of Silent Authorship: Self, Substance, and Style in Ethnographic Writing 193
10 Personal Writing in Social Science: Issues of Production and Interpretation 216
11 Reconsidering "Table Talk": Critical Thoughts on the Relationship Between Sociology, Autobiography, and Self-Indulgence 229
12 Communication Problems in the Intensive Care Unit 252
13 Breaking Silence: Some Fieldwork Strategies in Cloistered and Non-Cloistered Communities 265
14 The Case of Mistaken Identity: Problems in Representing Women on the Right 283
15 Gender and Voice, Signature and Audience in North Indian Lyric Traditions 300
About the Contributors 313
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