Representation in Ethnography
- John Van Maanen - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
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January 1995 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
For the past decade the function of the ethnographer's work has been challenged. Ethnographic texts are now deconstructed for their origins, their biases and their literary devices, and the boundaries of the genre have been expanded through experiments in presentation.
This volume explores many of the dimensions of the representational challenge to contemporary ethnography. The contributors, well-known scholars in their field, cover such topics as: fieldnotes; the role of description, narrative, humour and acknowledgements; the relationship between ethnography and other forms of writing; and alternative means of presenting ethnographic work.
John Van Maanen
An End to Innocence
Jean E Jackson
Harry F Wolcott
Making a Study 'More Ethnographic'
Literary Journalism as Ethnography
On Acknowledgements in Ethnographies
Gary Alan Fine and Daniel D Martin
Humor in Ethnographic Writing
Narrative and Sociology
Marianne A Paget
Performing the Text
Peter K Manning
The Challenges of Postmodernism