Representation in Ethnography

Representation in Ethnography

by John Van Maanen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0803971621

ISBN-13: 9780803971622

Pub. Date: 01/18/1995

Publisher: SAGE Publications

For the past decade the function of the ethnographer's work has been challenged. Ethnographic texts are now deconstructed for their origins, their biases and their literary devices, and the boundaries of the genre have been expanded through experiments in presentation.

This volume explores many of the dimensions of the representational challenge to contemporary

Overview

For the past decade the function of the ethnographer's work has been challenged. Ethnographic texts are now deconstructed for their origins, their biases and their literary devices, and the boundaries of the genre have been expanded through experiments in presentation.

This volume explores many of the dimensions of the representational challenge to contemporary ethnography. The contributors, well-known scholars in their field, cover such topics as: fieldnotes; the role of description, narrative, humour and acknowledgements; the relationship between ethnography and other forms of writing; and alternative means of presenting ethnographic work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803971622
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/18/1995
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

An End to Innocence - John Van Maanen
The Ethnography of Ethnography
'Déjà Entendu' - Jean E Jackson
The Liminal Qualities of Anthropological Fieldnotes
Making a Study 'More Ethnographic' - Harry F Wolcott
Literary Journalism as Ethnography - Michael Agar
Exploring the Excluded Middle
On Acknowledgements in Ethnographies - Eyal Ben-Ari
Humor in Ethnographic Writing - Gary Alan Fine and Daniel D Martin
Sarcasm, Satire, and Irony in Erving Goffman's Asylums
Narrative and Sociology - Laurel Richardson
Performing the Text - Marianne A Paget
The Challenges of Postmodernism - Peter K Manning

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