Cultural Anthropology

Fieldwork Journal

Author: Kenneth J. Guest

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393616903

Category: Social Science

Page: 86

View: 9685


Help your students apply their anthropological toolkit to the real world.

Volar sobre el pantano

Una historia poderosa sobre como superar la adversidad.

Author: Carlos Cuauhtémoc Sánchez

Publisher: Ediciones Selectas Diamante SA de CV

ISBN: 6077627283

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 7814


—Las pesadillas han vuelto. Son demasiado reales. Sueño a mi hermana. La escucho gritar, llorar, suplicarme, y me despierto sudando, viéndola como si estuviera allí, con su gesto solitario, ávido de afecto... —Me asusta tu mirada. ¿Dónde está ella? —Escribió una carta. Necesita ayuda urgente… VOLAR SOBRE EL PANTANO ES UNA NOVELA MAGNÉTICA. Los protagonistas, Zahid y Lisbeth, recién casados, se aprestan a tratar de rescatar a Alma, una joven que se halla al borde de la muerte. Durante su odisea por encontrarla, charlan sobre las terribles vicisitudes que cada uno tuvo que superar para escapar de alcoholismo, maltrato físico, abuso sexual, embarazo no deseado, pandillerismo y muchas otras adversidades.

Ethnographic Fieldwork

An Anthropological Reader

Author: Antonius C. G. M. Robben,Jeffrey A. Sluka

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470657154

Category: Social Science

Page: 654

View: 3970


Newly revised, Ethnographic Fieldwork: An Anthropological Reader Second Edition provides readers with a picture of the breadth, variation, and complexity of fieldwork. The updated selections offer insight into the ethnographer?s experience of gathering and analyzing data, and a richer understanding of the conflicts, hazards and ethical challenges of pursuing fieldwork around the globe. Offers an international collection of classic and contemporary readings to provide students with a broad understanding of historical, methodological, ethical, reflexive and stylistic issues in fieldwork Features 16 new articles and revised part introductions, with additional insights into the experience of conducting ethnographic fieldwork Explores the importance of fieldwork practice in achieving the core theoretical and methodological goals of anthropology Highlights the personal and professional challenges of field researchers, from issues of professional identity, fieldwork relations, activism, and the conflicts, hazards and ethical concerns of community work.

Doing Anthropological Research

A Practical Guide

Author: Natalie Konopinski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135010129

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 6457


Doing Anthropological Research provides a practical toolkit for carrying out research. It works through the process chapter by chapter, from the planning and proposal stage to methodologies, secondary research, ethnographic fieldwork, ethical concerns, and writing strategies. Case study examples are provided throughout to illustrate the particular issues and dilemmas that may be encountered. This handy guide will be invaluable to upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students who are studying or intending to use anthropological methods in their research.

Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology

Author: H. Russell Bernard,Clarence C. Gravlee

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0759120722

Category: Social Science

Page: 822

View: 4993


The Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology, now in its second edition, maintains a strong benchmark for understanding the scope of contemporary anthropological field methods. Avoiding divisive debates over science and humanism, the contributors draw upon both traditions to explore fieldwork in practice. The second edition also reflects major developments of the past decade, including: the rising prominence of mixed methods, the emergence of new technologies, and evolving views on ethnographic writing. Spanning the chain of research, from designing a project through methods of data collection and interpretive analysis, the Handbook features new chapters on ethnography of online communities, social survey research, and network and geospatial analysis. Considered discussion of ethics, epistemology, and the presentation of research results to diverse audiences round out the volume. The result is an essential guide for all scholars, professionals, and advanced students who employ fieldwork.

Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes, Second Edition

Author: Robert M. Emerson,Rachel I. Fretz,Linda L. Shaw

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226206866

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 9470


In Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes, Robert M. Emerson, Rachel I. Fretz, and Linda L. Shaw present a series of guidelines, suggestions, and practical advice for creating useful fieldnotes in a variety of settings, demystifying a process that is often assumed to be intuitive and impossible to teach. Using actual unfinished notes as examples, the authors illustrate options for composing, reviewing, and working fieldnotes into finished texts. They discuss different organizational and descriptive strategies and show how transforming direct observations into vivid descriptions results not simply from good memory but from learning to envision scenes as written. A good ethnographer, they demonstrate, must learn to remember dialogue and movement like an actor, to see colors and shapes like a painter, and to sense moods and rhythms like a poet. This new edition reflects the extensive feedback the authors have received from students and instructors since the first edition was published in 1995. As a result, they have updated the race, class, and gender section, created new sections on coding programs and revising first drafts, and provided new examples of working notes. An essential tool for budding social scientists, the second edition of Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes will be invaluable for a new generation of researchers entering the field.

Fieldwork in South Asia

Memories, Moments, and Experiences

Author: Sarit K. Chaudhuri,Sucheta Sen Chaudhuri

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 9351504484

Category: Social Science

Page: 404

View: 9719


Fieldwork in South Asia is a valuable attempt to listen and learn from the memories and significant moments of fieldwork done by anthropologists, sociologists, and even historians from South Asia. The essays lead towards a deeper understanding of concerns of fieldwork located in various field sites across South Asia without assuming or applying fixed normative rules for the whole region. In the process, the volume allows the reader to have an option to locate or relocate ethnographic or other forms of texts in the context of growing methodological contours and dilemmas in the social science. Above all, this is a book about relationships—multi-layered relationships among people encountered in the field, the ethnographic relationship itself, with all its personal raw edges, and relationship with the land and even non-human realms.

Cultural Anthropology

Author: Barbara D. Miller,John Van Esterik,Penny Van Esterik

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205577927

Category: Ethnology

Page: 496

View: 2877


This text delivers information about the world's cultures from a progressive viewpoint reflecting a contemporary approach to anthropology, with cutting-edge research explained in clear and engaging prose. It also promotes critical thinking and reflective learning in students. Giving more attention to globalization as a force of change worldwide, and making connections between the global and the local, students will find many points at which they can connect with the material and reflect on their own culture.

Small Places, Large Issues - Second Edition

An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropolog

Author: Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745317724

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 4365


Ranging from the Pacific islands to the Arctic north and from small villages to modern nation states, this concise introduction to social and cultural anthropology reveals the rich global variation in social life and culture. The text also provides a clear overview of anthropology, focusing on central topics such as kinship, ethnicity, ritual and political systems, offering a wealth of examples that demonstrate the enormous scope of anthropology and the importance of a comparative perspective. Unlike previous texts on the subject, Small Places, Large Issues broadens the study to incorporate the anthropology of complex modern societies, thus providing a unique key text for all students of social and cultural anthropology. Using reviews of key monographs to illustrate his argument, Eriksen's lucid and accessible text remains an established introductory text in anthropology. This new edition is updated throughout and includes a new chapter on the history of anthropology. It also shows clearly and comprehensively, through numerous new examples, why classic studies of small-scale societies are relevant for the study of complex phenomena such as nationalism, consumption and the Internet. In this way, the book bridges an often perceived gap between "classic" and "contemporary" anthropology.

Sharing Our Worlds (Second Edition)

An Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology

Author: Joy Hendry

Publisher: New York University Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 1859


Sharing Our Worlds offers the perfect introduction to cultural and social anthropology for anyone approaching the subject for the first time. Hendry introduces classic theoretical ideas of the key founders of cultural and social anthropology, placing them in their historical and geographical context. Carefully structured so that one chapter builds on the next, Sharing Our Worlds covers the core topics in an even-handed and illuminating manner, introducing the reader to divergent views on all the most basic subjects-food, hygiene, gift-exchange, rites of passage, symbolism, religion, politics, and the environment-and raising awareness of the emotional value people place on those views. Covering a wide array of countries, it brings the subject of cultural and social anthropology right into the neighborhood of the reader, wherever they are in the world. Written in a refreshingly accessible style, Sharing Our Worlds offers a compelling introduction to an enigmatic and exciting subject, drawing out its relevance and value for the complex multicultural world in which we live.