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Doing Ethnographic Research
Fieldwork Settings

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Ethnography

April 1998 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book features the contributions of a wide range of researchers who consider the key research problems in their given field site - and how they were managed. The selections give the novice researcher a sense of the problems, uncertainties and apprehensions that are part of research, as well as the benefit of the experiences that these researchers share in dealing with those issues.
 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Scott Grills
An Invitation to the Field
Fieldwork and the Pragmatists' Lesson

 
 
PART TWO: PURSUING INTIMATE FAMILIARITY AND THE PROBLEM OF MEMBERSHIP
Robert Prus
Respecting the Human Condition
Pursuing Intersubjectivity in the Marketplace

 
William Shaffir
Doing Ethnographic Research in Jewish Orthodox Communities
The Neglected Role of Sociability

 
Robert A Stebbins
The Ethnic Outsider
The Hurdles of Anglophone Field Research on North American Francophones

 
Scott Grills
On Being Non-Partisan in Partisan Settings
Field Research among the Politically Committed

 
 
PART THREE: ISSUES IN METHODOLOGICAL PRACTICE
Kerry Daly and Anna Dienhart
Navigating the Family Domain
Qualitative Field Dilemmas

 
Dan Albas and Cheryl Albas
Experience, Methodological Observation and Theory
A Blumerian Excursion

 
Richard A Brymer
Hanging Out with the Good 'Ole Boys, Gangsters and Other Disreputable Characters
Field Research, Quantitative Research and Exceptional Events

 
 
PART FOUR: ETHICS, INTERVENTION AND EMOTIONALITY
Leslie Irvine
Organizational Ethics and Fieldwork Realities
Negotiating Ethical Boundaries in Codependents Anonymous

 
Clinton R Sanders
Animal Passions
The Emotional Experience of Doing Ethnography in Animal-Human Interaction Settings

 
 
PART FIVE: ETHNOGRAPHIC TEXT AND ETHNOGRAPHIC VOICE
Jenny Blain
Presenting Constructions of Identity and Divinity
ásatrú and Oracular Seidhr

 
Richard G Mitchell Jr and Kathy Charmaz
Telling Tales, Writing Stories
Postmodernist Visions and Realist Images in Ethnographic Writing

 

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