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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What we do are the analogs of the traditional anthropologists ' studies of kinship and community ; alliance , economics , and exchange ; political process and sociocultural change , as they find expression in today's technobureaucratic ...
Other observers have noted the biases of traditional anthropology and have called for a new approach , a " reorientation of anthropology so that it studies humankind ” ( Reiter 1975 : 16 , original emphasis ) instead of some types of ...
Traditional communities are integrated , grounded , more in touch with real life . But Robert Edgerton's recent book , Sick Societies ( 1992 ) , points out that anthropologists have tended to justify what traditional communities do in ...
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