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Understanding Ethnographic Texts


Volume: 25
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Ethnography

May 1992 | 58 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In this volume, Paul Atkinson presents useful advice on how to read, and therefore how to write, ethnography. He examines how ethnographers create field notes and how they do interview transcriptions, inevitably revealing the author's hand. He outlines various literary conventions used in ethnographic writing and points out some of the recent experiments that have departed from traditional ethnographic style. He links these to an analysis of the contributions of postmodernist theory to ethnographic work.
 
Introduction
 
The Field as Text
 
Inscriptions
 
Transcriptions
 
Genres
 
Alternatives
 
Conclusion

Although this book does offer the reader some insights into how to read and write ethnographic texts, it goes beyond the scope of PGCE study for initial trainee teachers in their mini research enquiries.

Mr David Leask
Education , University of Manchester
February 22, 2012

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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

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