The Ethnographic I

The Ethnographic I

Carolyn Ellis, the leading proponent of autoethnography, weaves both methodological advice and her own personal stories into an intriguing narrative about a fictional graduate course she instructs.

Author: Carolyn Ellis

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759100510

Category: Education

Page: 427

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Carolyn Ellis, the leading proponent of autoethnography, weaves both methodological advice and her own personal stories into an intriguing narrative about a fictional graduate course she instructs. Through Ellis's interactions with her students, you are given useful strategies for conducting a study, including the need for introspection, the struggles of the budding ethnographic writer, the practical problems in explaining results of this method to outsiders, and the moral and ethical issues that get raised in this intimate form of research.
Categories: Education

The Ethnographic Self

The Ethnographic Self

The book attempts to synthesize accounts of the personal experience of ethnography. In doing so, the author makes sense of the process of fieldwork research as a set of practical, intellectual and emotional accomplishments. The book is

Author: Amanda Coffey

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761952675

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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What are the relationships between the self and fieldwork? How do personal, emotional and identity issues impact upon working in the field? This book argues that ethnographers, and others involved in fieldwork, should be aware of how fieldwork research and ethnographic writing construct, reproduce and implicate selves, relationships and personal identities. All too often research methods texts remain relatively silent about the ways in which fieldwork affects us and we affect the field. The book attempts to synthesize accounts of the personal experience of ethnography. In doing so, the author makes sense of the process of fieldwork research as a set of practical, intellectual and emotional accomplishments. The book is
Categories: Social Science

Revision

Revision

Atop these captivating stories, she adds the component of meta-autoethography—a layering of new interpretations, reflections, and vignettes to her older work.

Author: Carolyn Ellis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000037913

Category: Psychology

Page: 370

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Carolyn Ellis is a prominent writer in the move toward personal, reflexive writing as an approach to academic research. In addition to her landmark books Final Negotiations and The Ethnographic I, she has authored numerous stories that demonstrate the emotional power and academic value of autoethnography. Now issued as a Routledge Education Classic Edition, Revision: Autoethnographic Reflections on Life and Work collects a dozen of Ellis’s stories—about the loss of her husband, brother and mother; of growing up in small town Virginia; about the ethical work of the ethnographer; and about emotionally charged life issues such as abortion, caregiving, and love. Atop these captivating stories, she adds the component of meta-autoethography—a layering of new interpretations, reflections, and vignettes to her older work. A new preface text by the author reflects on the subsequent developments in the author’s life and her vision for autoethnography since the book’s original publication. Demonstrating Carolyn’s extensive contribution to autoethnographic scholarship, this new edition offers compelling ideas and stories for qualitative researchers and a student-friendly text for courses.
Categories: Psychology

Ethnography

Ethnography

Tracing its development from its disciplinary origins in sociology and anthropology, he helps the reader understand what is distinctive about ethnography and what it means to conduct research in the ethnographic tradition.

Author: Harry F. Wolcott

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0761990917

Category: Social Science

Page: 335

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Harry Wolcott, one of anthropology's leading writers on ethnographic methods, here addresses the nature of the ethnographic enterprise itself. Tracing its development from its disciplinary origins in sociology and anthropology, he helps the reader understand what is distinctive about ethnography and what it means to conduct research in the ethnographic tradition. In this engaging, thought-provoking book, he distinguishes ethnography as more than just a set of field methods and practices, separating it from many related qualitative research traditions as 'a way of seeing' through the lens of culture. For both beginning and experienced ethnographers in a wide range of disciplines, Wolcott's book will provide important ideas for improving research practice.
Categories: Social Science

Music Autoethnographies

Music Autoethnographies

Explores an intersection of autoethnographic approaches with studies of music.

Author: Brydie-Leigh Bartleet

Publisher:

ISBN: 1921513403

Category: Music

Page: 290

View: 999

Explores an intersection of autoethnographic approaches with studies of music.
Categories: Music

Living the Ethnographic Life

Living the Ethnographic Life

Rose makes a passionate plea to break down the corporate mould of ethnography and reshape it as a democratic form of thinking and being.

Author: Dan Rose

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 080393999X

Category: Social Science

Page: 64

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Rose makes a passionate plea to break down the corporate mould of ethnography and reshape it as a democratic form of thinking and being. He links the origins of ethnography with the travel journals left by colonizing European traders, merchants and soldiers, then shows to what extent modern ethnography, centred on corporate organized universities, has adopted this imperial philosophy and structure. By breaking away from this model he offers an alternative which is concerned with its subject and which links the life of the ethnographer to the ethnography. Through the use of poem, story and epigraph as well as scholarly analysis, Rose opens up the window on the possibility of ethnography as a way of life.
Categories: Social Science

Objects of Culture

Objects of Culture

Penny argues that the scientists who created monumental ethnographic museums in Imperial Germany were driven not by imperialist or racist motives, but by the desire to demonstrate theories about the essential nature of human beings through ...

Author: H. Glenn Penny

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807854301

Category: History

Page: 281

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Penny argues that the scientists who created monumental ethnographic museums in Imperial Germany were driven not by imperialist or racist motives, but by the desire to demonstrate theories about the essential nature of human beings through their museums' collections.
Categories: History

Doing Ethnography

Doing Ethnography

This book provides a systematic introduction to ethnographic methods for data collection, analysis and representation.

Author: Amanda Coffey

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526426055

Category: Reference

Page: 168

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This book provides a systematic introduction to ethnographic methods for data collection, analysis and representation. It takes you through the art and the methodological practicalities of ethnographic research, covering research design, choosing and accessing research settings and participants, data collection, field roles, analysis and writing. The book concludes with a bold assessment of the challenges, innovations and futures facing ethnography.
Categories: Reference

The Interview

The Interview

The interview is a key ethnographic method. This volume presents an overview of the latest debates on the interview as used by anthropologists.

Author: Jonathan Skinner

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847889393

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

View: 643

The interview is a key ethnographic method. This volume presents an overview of the latest debates on the interview as used by anthropologists. This cutting-edge international collection explores theory, introduces new interview techniques and raises new questions about interview practice.
Categories: Social Science

Criminological Ethnography An Introduction

Criminological Ethnography  An Introduction

"Written by one of the best Criminological Ethnographers in the business, this text will serve as an invaluable and insightful resource for both novice and seasoned ethnographers of criminological issues.

Author: James Treadwell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526416285

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Featuring a range of fascinating and thought-provoking case studies from the authors’ extensive experience in the field, this is the first textbook to cover ethnography specific to criminology. Following the research process in full, Treadwell and Wakeman successfully bridge the gap between a methodological instruction manual and a theoretical textbook. The book: Includes case studies comprised of classic works and the authors’ own ethnographic projects Provides guidance for navigating key issues in ethnography, including access and researcher safety Helps with the use of ethnographic methods with exercises, questions and checklists Features a range of extra learning features including key terms, a glossary, and further reading suggestions Criminological Ethnography: An Introduction is a valuable resource for any student embarking on ethnographic research in criminology for the first time.
Categories: Social Science

Contemporary Approaches to Ethnographic Research

Contemporary Approaches to Ethnographic Research

This collection brings together readings from the vast range of ethnographic perspectives and practices to offer a multi-dimensional, detailed exploration of the ‘theory’ and ‘practice’ of ethnographic research, with a major ...

Author: Kahryn Hughes

Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Limited

ISBN: 9386602547

Category: Social Science

Page: 1592

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This collection brings together readings from the vast range of ethnographic perspectives and practices to offer a multi-dimensional, detailed exploration of the ‘theory’ and ‘practice’ of ethnographic research, with a major emphasis on the contemporary application of the same. This is undertaken with the objective of offering a single, comprehensive teaching and research resource for those interested in this approach to data collection and analysis. The collection comprises four volumes that will collectively: i) consider what constitutes ‘contemporary ethnography’ as a research tool; ii) critically discuss the definitional debates surrounding ethnography; iii) illustrate how ethnography can be used in contemporary social science research where a significant emphasis is placed on the everyday, the virtual and the visual; and finally iv) reflect upon the practical, methodological, analytical and ethical aspects of current ethnographic research practice. Volume 1: Contemporary Ethnographies: Transformation, Change and Continuities Volume 1 aims to explore what constitutes ‘contemporary ethnography’. The core starting point is that it is better to think of ‘ethnographies’ rather than any single or simple approach or method. Volume 2: Current Ethnographic Practices: Working in the ‘Contemporary Field’ In Volume 2 the focus is on those works that emphasise, and critically examine, the ‘practice’ of ‘doing’ ethnography within the present-day context. Here, again, the selection of material is driven by a concern with continuities and discontinuities in contemporary approaches to ethnography. The focus is on the application, extension and revision of ‘classic’ approaches to the contemporary world: on how ethnographies have become attuned to the dynamics of the everyday as that has come to be. Volume 3: Digital Ethnography: Researching Online Worlds Volume 3, focusing on the ascendancy of digital and virtual ethnography in recent years, serves as an exemplar of a primary concern of this collection: that of exploring developments in the approach, institutional/disciplinary developments, and more general social changes. Volume 4: Contemporary Ethnographic Analysis: Interpretation, Meaning and Representation Analysis, interpretation, representation and ‘making meaning’ of and from ethnographic data are the central concerns of Volume 4. The volume contains an array of papers that reflect how substantive and practical concerns shape processes of analysing ethnographic data and, as with the earlier volumes, includes papers from a variety of epistemological starting points.
Categories: Social Science

Handbook of Ethnography

Handbook of Ethnography

This Handbook provides an unparalleled, critical guide to its principles and practice. The volume is organized into three sections. The first systematically locates ethnography firmly in its relevant historical and intellectual contexts.

Author: Paul Atkinson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446204825

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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"I wish the Handbook of Ethnography had been available to me as a fledgling ethnographer. I would recommend it for any graduate student who contemplates a career in the field. Likewise for experienced ethnographers who would like the equivalent of a world atlas to help pinpoint their own locations in the field." - Journal of Contemporary Ethnography "No self-respecting qualitative researcher should be without Paul Atkinson's handbook on ethnography. This really is encyclopaedic in concept and scope. Many "big names" in the field have contributed so this has to be the starting point for anyone looking to understand the field in substantive topic, theoretical tradition and methodology." - SRA News Ethnography is one of the chief research methods in sociology, anthropology and other cognate disciplines in the social sciences. This Handbook provides an unparalleled, critical guide to its principles and practice. The volume is organized into three sections. The first systematically locates ethnography firmly in its relevant historical and intellectual contexts. The roots of ethnography are pinpointed and the pattern of its development is demonstrated. The second section examines the contribution of ethnography to major fields of substantive research. The impact and strengths and weaknesses of ethnographic method are dealt with authoritatively and accessibly. The third section moves on to examine key debates and issues in ethnography, from the conduct of research through to contemporary arguments. The result is a landmark work in the field, which draws on the expertise of an internationally renowned group of interdisicplinary scholars. The Handbook of Ethnography provides readers with a one-stop critical guide to the past, present and future of ethnography. It will quickly establish itself as the ethnographer's bible.
Categories: Social Science

Evocative Autoethnography

Evocative Autoethnography

This comprehensive text is the first to introduce evocative autoethnography as a methodology and a way of life in the human sciences.

Author: Arthur Bochner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134815944

Category: Education

Page: 332

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This comprehensive text is the first to introduce evocative autoethnography as a methodology and a way of life in the human sciences. Using numerous examples from their work and others, world-renowned scholars Arthur Bochner and Carolyn Ellis, originators of the method, emphasize how to connect intellectually and emotionally to the lives of readers throughout the challenging process of representing lived experiences. Written as the story of a fictional workshop, based on many similar sessions led by the authors, it incorporates group discussions, common questions, and workshop handouts. The book: describes the history, development, and purposes of evocative storytelling; provides detailed instruction on becoming a story-writer and living a writing life; examines fundamental ethical issues, dilemmas, and responsibilities; illustrates ways ethnography intersects with autoethnography; calls attention to how truth and memory figure into the works and lives of evocative autoethnographers.
Categories: Education

The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Ethnography

The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Ethnography

The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Ethnography provides an expansive overview of the challenges presented by qualitative, and particularly ethnographic, enquiry.

Author: Deborah H. Drake

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137403889

Category: Social Science

Page: 514

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The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Ethnography provides an expansive overview of the challenges presented by qualitative, and particularly ethnographic, enquiry. The chapters reflect upon the means by which ethnographers aim to gain understanding, make sense of what they learn and the way they represent their finished work. The Handbook offers urgent insights relevant to current trends in the growth of imprisonment worldwide. In an era of mass incarceration, human-centric ethnography provides an important counter to quantitative analysis and the audit culture on which prisons are frequently judged. The Handbook is divided into four parts. Part I ('About Prison Ethnography') assesses methodological, theoretical and pragmatic issues related to the use of ethnographic and qualitative enquiry in prisons. Part II ('Through Prison Ethnography') considers the significance of ethnographic insights in terms of wider social or political concerns. Part III ('Of Prison Ethnography') analyses different aspects of the roles ethnographers take and how they negotiate their research settings. Part IV ('For Prison Ethnography') includes contributions that convincingly extend the value of prison ethnography beyond the prison itself. Bringing together contributions by some of the world's leading scholars in criminology and prison studies, this authoritative volume maps out new directions for future research. It will be an indispensable resource for practitioners, students, academics and researchers who use qualitative social research methods to further their understanding of prisons.
Categories: Social Science

Interpreting Audiences

Interpreting Audiences

This accessible text will be an invaluable introduction to the recent work on audiences for students in media, communication, and cultural studies, and a helpful analytical overview for media scholars and researchers.

Author: Shaun Moores

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: UCSC:32106015102624

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 154

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"It is clearly written, comprehensive, and very useful both as an introductory text and as a general overview of the field for established researchers. I warmly recommend the book to my students." --Ien Ang, Murdoch University, Australia Reviewing a wide range of work done by qualitative audience researchers over recent years, Interpreting Audiences charts the emergence of a critical ethnographic perspective on everyday consumer practice. This outstanding volume is separated into four parts: the debates about media literature's power to determine the meanings made by their readers, an examination of the relationships between media genres and social patterns of taste, day-to-day settings and dynamic social situations of reception, and cultural uses and interpretations of communication technologies in the home. Identifying the issues at stake in each of these areas, Shaun Moores then relates advances in audience research to a broader set of questions about the practices and politics of cultural consumption. Assessing the theories of Bourdieu, de Certeau, and others--and drawing on his own investigations--he advances a model of creativity and constraint in everyday life. This accessible text will be an invaluable introduction to the recent work on audiences for students in media, communication, and cultural studies, and a helpful analytical overview for media scholars and researchers.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

How to Read Ethnography

How to Read Ethnography

Combining lucid explanations with selections from key texts, this excellent guide is ideal reading for those new to the subject or in need of a refresher course.

Author: Paloma Gay y Blasco

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134333448

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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How to Read Ethnography is an invaluable guide to approaching anthropological texts. Laying bare the central conventions of ethnographic writing, it helps students to develop a critical understanding of texts and explains how to identify and analyse the core ideas in order to apply these ideas to other areas of study. Above all it enables students to read ethnographies anthropologically and to develop an anthropological imagination of their own. Combining lucid explanations with selections from key texts, this excellent guide is ideal reading for those new to the subject or in need of a refresher course. Includes excerpts from key ethnographies Offers balanced and progressive reader activities and exercises Provides reading exercises, a glossary and full chapter summaries Teaches an independent approach to the study of anthropology
Categories: Social Science

Reflexive Ethnography

Reflexive Ethnography

Reflexive Ethnographyprovides a practical and comprehensive guide to ethnographic research methods which fully engages with the significant issues of modernism/postmodernism, subjectivity/objectivity and self/other.

Author: Charlotte Aull Davies

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415151900

Category: Social Science

Page: 257

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Ethnographic research is fundamental to the discipline of anthropology. However, contemporary debate on themes such as modernism/postmodernism, subjectivity/objectivity and self/other put the value of fieldwork into question. Reflexive Ethnographyprovides a practical and comprehensive guide to ethnographic research methods which fully engages with these significant issues. Reflexive Ethnographytackles all the relevant research questions, including chapters on selection of topics and methods, data collection, analysis, and ethics and politics. Charlotte Aull Davies stresses that the researcher's own subjectivity need not have a negative effect on their methodology. Reflexive ethnography can create a unique form of material which is not accessible through native texts, but which is neither simply the product of the individual anthropologist's psyche. Instead it generates knowledge which in essence reflects social reality.
Categories: Social Science

The Ethnography of Vietnam s Central Highlanders

The Ethnography of Vietnam s Central Highlanders

This book looks at the multiple relations between the ethnographic representations of the Montagnard ethnic groups in the Central Highlands of Vietnam and the changing historical context in and for which the ethnographies were produced and ...

Author: Oscar Salemink

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824825799

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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This book looks at the multiple relations between the ethnographic representations of the Montagnard ethnic groups in the Central Highlands of Vietnam and the changing historical context in and for which the ethnographies were produced and in which they were consumed. There are two major arguments developed by the author. It is maintained that economic, political, and military interests within a specific historical context condition ethnographic practice. This is not however a one-way process: the author also argues that the ensuing ethnographic discourses in turn influence the historical context by suggesting and facilitating ethnic policies and by contributing to the formation or change of ethnic identities through processes of classification. Oscar Salemink describes ethnographic discourses concerning the indigenous population of Vietnam's Central Highlands during periods of Christianization, colonization, war, and socialist transformation, and analyzes these in their relation to tribal, ethnic, territorial, governmental, and gendered discourses. Anthropology of Asia
Categories: Social Science

Innovations in Educational Ethnography

Innovations in Educational Ethnography

This volume focuses on and exemplifies how ethnography--a research tool devoted to looking at human interaction as a cultural process rather than individual psychology--can shed light on educational processes framed by the complex, ...

Author: George Spindler

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781136872693

Category: Education

Page: 416

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This volume focuses on and exemplifies how ethnography--a research tool devoted to looking at human interaction as a cultural process rather than individual psychology--can shed light on educational processes framed by the complex, internationalized societies in which we live today. Part I offers theoretical chapters about ethnography and examples of innovative ethnography from particular perspectives. In Part II, the emphasis is on the application of ethnographic approaches to educational settings. Each contribution not only takes the reader on a thoughtful and enlightening journey, but raises issues that are important to both educators and ethnographers, including the relationship of researcher to subject, the meaning of "participant" in participant observation, and ways to give voice to disenfranchised players, and on the complex ways in which all parties experience identities such as "race" in the modern world. Innovations in Educational Ethnography: Theory, Methods, and Results is a product of both continuity and change. It presents current writings from mentors in the field of ethnography and education, as well of the work of their students, and of educators engaged in cultural studies of their work. In many ways it provides fresh, new vistas on the old questions that have always guided ethnographic research, and can be used as a survey both of what ethnography has been and what it is becoming. This book is the work of many hands, and provides excellent examples of trends in both basic and applied ethnography of education. These two kinds of work augment and reinforce each other, and also represent important current research directions--in-depth reflection on the process of ethnography itself, and an application of its insights to teaching and learning in schools, universities, and communities. No one philosophy guides the contributions to this volume, nor were they chosen as exemplary of a particular approach, yet foundational understandings and principles of ethnography shine through the work, in both predictable and unexpected ways.
Categories: Education