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Ethnography | Qualitative Research

528 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

`A marvellous achievement! The Handbook has all the marks of a winner - compelling writing, comprehensive coverage and very useful discussions. This is a real benchmark for ethnography. It will set the background for debate and point to new directions for years to come. My graduate students will love it' - Jaber F Gubrium, University of Florida, Gainesville

`The Handbook of Ethnography compiles invaluable, original, critical essays on ethnographic work, earning it a place on everyone's must-have bookshelf' - Virginia Olesen, University of California, San Francisco

'The Handbook of Ethnography provides an informed and sophisticated perspective on the nature of ethnography, its historical grounding and substantive applications, the variety of practices that constitute it, and its likely future directions. As such, it is a very valuable resource for post-graduates and experienced researchers alike and is an important contribution to the literature on social research methodologies' - Qualitative Research

 

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 reknowned group of inter-disicplinary scholars. The Handbook 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.

 
Introduction to Part One
Mary Jo Deegan
The Chicago School of Ethnography
Paul Rock
Symbolic Interactionism and Ethnography
James D Faubion
Currents of Cultural Fieldwork
Sharon Macdonald
British Social Anthropology
Lodewijk Brunt
Into the Community
Liz Stanley
Mass-Observation's Fieldwork Methods
Julie Marcus
Orientalism
Melvin Pollner and Robert M Emerson
Ethnomethodology and Ethnography
Ilja Maso
Phenomenology and Ethnography
Peter K Manning
Semiotics, Semantics and Ethnography
Kathy Charmaz and Richard G Mitchell
Grounded Theory in Ethnography
 
Introduction to Part Two
Michael Bloor
The Ethnography of Health and Medicine
Tuula Gordon, Janet Holland and Elina Lahelma
Ethnographic Research in Educational Settings
Dick Hobbs
Ethnography and the Study of Deviance
Vicki Smith
Ethnographies of Work and the Work of Ethnographers
David Hess
Ethnography and the Development of Science and Technology Studies
Allison James
Ethnography in the Study of Children and Childhood
Christopher Tilley
Ethnography and Material Culture
Joost van Loon
Ethnography
A Critical Turn in Cultural Studies

 
Elizabeth Keating
The Ethnography of Communication
Mike Ball and Greg Smith
Technologies of Realism? Ethnographic Uses of Photography and Film
 
Introduction to Part Three
Christopher Wellin and Gary Alan Fine
Ethnography as Work
Career Socialization, Settings and Problems

 
Elizabeth Murphy and Robert Dingwall
The Ethics of Ethnography
Robert M Emerson, Rachel I Fretz and Linda L Shaw
Participant Observation and Fieldnotes
Barbara Sherman Heyl
Ethnographic Interviewing
Martin Cortazzi
Narrative Analysis in Ethnography
Ken Plummer
The Call of Life Stories in Ethnographic Research
Deborah Reed-Danahay
Autobiography, Intimacy and Ethnography
Beverley Skeggs
Feminist Ethnography
Jonathan Spencer
Ethnography After Post-modernism
Nigel Fielding
Computer Applications in Qualitative Research
Jim Mienczakowski
Ethnodrama
Performed Research-limitations and Potential

 
Patti Lather
Postmodernism, Post-Structuralism and Post (Critical) Ethnography
Of Ruins, Aporias and Angels

 

`This wonderful Handbook establishes the central, and complex place ethnography now occupies in the human disciplines. All future work will begin here. This Handbook will soon become required reading for all scholars and graduate students who wish to be knowledgeable in this complex field of inquiry. This is a stunning accomplishment. The field owes the editors and their contributors a major debt of thanks' - Norman K Denzin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

`A marvellous achievement! The Handbook has all the marks of a winner - compelling writing, comprehensive coverage and very useful discussions. This is a real benchmark for ethnography. It will set the background for debate and point to new directions for years to come. My graduate students will love it' - Jaber F Gubrium, University of Florida, Gainesville

`The Handbook of Ethnography compiles invaluable, original, critical essays on ethnographic work, earning it a place on everyone's must-have bookshelf' - Virginia Olesen, University of California, San Francisco

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Paul Atkinson

Paul Atkinson is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Cardiff University. Recent publications include For Ethnography (SAGE 2014) and Thinking Ethnographically (SAGE 2017). The fourth book in his quartet will be Crafting Ethnography, also for SAGE. The fourth edition of Hammersley and Atkinson Ethnography: Principles in Practice was published by Routledge in 2019. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and of the Learned Society of Wales. More About Author

Amanda Coffey

My research interests are underpinned by a sustained, critical methodological engagement with ethnographic and qualitative research. This includes work on contemporary developments in qualitative data analysis, writing and representation, as well as a focus on of the self and (auto)biography in qualitative inquiry. I have led and been involved in a number of funded projects focussing on qualitative research methods and methodological development. I am currently the Director of the Cardiff Node of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences: Innovation, Integration and Impact ... More About Author

Sara Delamont

Dr Sara Delamont, DSc Econ, AcSS. read Social Anthropology at Girton College Cambridge, did her PhD at Edinburgh, and lectured at Leicester before moving to Cardiff in 1976. She was the first woman to be President of BERA (the British Education Research Association) and the first woman Dean of Social Sciences at Cardiff. She has done ethnographies in schools, and other settings where teaching and learning take place such as operatic master classes and martial arts studios. With Paul Atkinson she is the Founding Editor of Qualitative Research, and is the author of fourteen books. More About Author

John Lofland

Lyn H Lofland

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