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Ethnography in Organizations


Volume: 27
Other Titles in:
Organization Studies

November 1992 | 96 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In this volume, Schwartzman evaluates the range of ethnographic research that has been conducted on organizations. She also examines such important topics as: the roles and methods utilized by organizational ethnographers; the problems and prospects for conducting fieldwork in organizations; and the role that everyday but often overlooked routines - like meetings and story telling - play in the production and reproduction of organizations, institutions and society.
 
Introduction
 
What Happened at Hawthorne?
 
What Happened to Anthropology?
 
Studying Up and Studying Down
 
Fieldwork Roles and Fieldwork Processes
 
Conclusion

Helen B. Schwartzman

Helen B. Schwartzman is a psychological anthropologist who specializes in the study of childhood development and play and the anthropology of work and organizations. As an Americanist she is drawn to the study of everyday activities that have been neglected by researchers and taken for granted by participants. This has led to studies examining how children construct play worlds for themselves, the role of meetings in organizations and communities, storytelling in work settings, and, most recently, moral panics about the introduction of new media (specifically the internet) to children in the United States. Her publications include... More About Author

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