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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69 Ethnography and the Representation of Reality Paul Atkinson I n this chapter I shall deal with various key features whereby the ethnographer constructs versions of social reality , and persuades his or her reader of the authenticity ...
... all tribes could be located - the acculturated Sioux in one chapter , the more traditional Hopi in an earlier chapter , and the Indians of the East Coast , who were thought to be virtually extinct , in the last chapter .
It is beyond this chapter's scope for me to outline or comment here on the scores of new ethnographic practices and forms . And it is far beyond that scope for me to discuss practices that exceed the written page - performance pieces ...
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Strategy for Analyzing L Schatzman and A Strauss
Grounded Theory and Field Research Derek Layder
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