Fieldwork is one of the richest research methods in the Social Sciences. Originally, the preserve of anthropologists, notably Bronislaw Malinowski, it has now achieved a much wider relevance. This four volume set provides the most systematic guide to the method.
Volume 1 addresses the Origins and Definitions of Fieldwork and includes sections on the meaning of Fieldwork, Fieldwork and Theory, Early Fieldwork, Fieldwork and Fieldworkers.
Volume 2 concentrates on the Fieldwork Experience and covers the History of Fieldwork, Sampling in the Field, Observing in the Field, Field Talk (Interviews and Conversations), Documents and the Field, Visual Methods and Fieldwork and Reflecting On Fieldwork Experience.
Volume 3 focuses on Ethics and Politics in Fieldwork and includes sections on The Relevance of Politics and Ethics, Taking Sides, Sensitive and Stressful Situations, Dilemmas and Responsibilities.
Volume 4 addresses the Analysis, Outcomes and Reflections of Fieldwork and includes sections on Analyzing Fieldwork, Fieldwork and the Author, Representing Fieldwork, Autoethnography and Writing Method and Leaving The Field.
The collection is a superb addition to the series, providing readers with a comprehensive and indispensable critical guide to Fieldwork.
Christopher Pole lectures in Sociology at the University of Leicester
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Lynn Bolles's ( 1985 ) experiences in Jamaica and Brackette Williams's comparative experiences in Alabama and Guyana ( Chapter 3 ) suggest that there is greater fluidity in what barriers appear important , depending upon the axes of ...
She suggests that feminists should shift their concerns and focus from the “ politics of positionality ” to the “ politics of intercultural perception and interaction in ethnography . ” “ I suggest that postcolonial feminists can ...
That the central mythic symbol of the tent could have such potency from afar suggests some final observations . Malinowski seems to have devoted more attention in his seminars to discussing details of fieldwork method than is often now ...
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