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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The present essay traces the formation and breakup of this authority in twentieth century social anthropology . It is not a complete account , nor is it based on a fully realized theory of ethnographic interpretation and textuality .
The end of the narrative , the disappearance of Indian culture , was not problematic – it was assumed - and the middle , the present - day scene , was interpreted in terms of this sense of an ending ( Kermode 1967 ) as progressive ...
Stories are interpretive devices which give meaning to the present in terms of location in an ordered syntagmatic sequence - the exact opposite of anthropological common sense . As anthropologists , we usually think that we first ...
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Grounded Theory and Field Research Derek Layder
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