Anthropological Practice

Author: Judith Okely
Publisher: Berg
ISBN: 9780857850928
Release Date: 2013-09-12
Genre: Social Science

Anthropologists are increasingly pressurised to formulate field methods for teaching. Unlike many hypothesis-driven ethnographic texts, this book is designed with the specific needs of the anthropology student and field researcher in mind, with particular emphasis on the core anthropological method: long term participant observation. Anthropological Practice explores fieldwork experiences unique to anthropology, and provides the context by which to explain and develop practice-based and open-ended methodology. It draws on dialogues with over twenty established and younger anthropologists, whose fieldwork spans the late 1960s to the present day, taking place in locations as diverse as Europe, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Africa, Iran, Afghanistan, North and South America. Revealing first-hand and hitherto unrecorded aspects of fieldwork, Anthropological Practice provides critical, systematic ways to enhance anthropological and alternative knowledge. It is an essential text for anthropology students and researchers, and for all disciplines concerned with ethnography. Interviewees include: Paul Clough, Roy Gigengack, Louise de la Gorgendière, Suzette Heald, Michael Herzfeld, Signe Howell, Felicia Hughes-Freeland, Ignacy Marek Kaminski, Margaret Kenna, Raquel Alonso Lopez, Malcolm Mcleod, Brian Morris, Hélène Neveu Kringelbach, Akira Okazaki, Joanna Overing, Jonathan Parry, Carol Silverman, Mohammad Talib, Nancy Lindisfarne-Tapper, Sue Wright, Helena Wulff, Joseba Zulaika.

Ethnographic Fieldwork

Author: Antonius C. G. M. Robben
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470657157
Release Date: 2012-01-24
Genre: Social Science

Newly revised, Ethnographic Fieldwork: An Anthropological Reader Second Edition provides readers with a picture of the breadth, variation, and complexity of fieldwork. The updated selections offer insight into the ethnographer?s experience of gathering and analyzing data, and a richer understanding of the conflicts, hazards and ethical challenges of pursuing fieldwork around the globe. Offers an international collection of classic and contemporary readings to provide students with a broad understanding of historical, methodological, ethical, reflexive and stylistic issues in fieldwork Features 16 new articles and revised part introductions, with additional insights into the experience of conducting ethnographic fieldwork Explores the importance of fieldwork practice in achieving the core theoretical and methodological goals of anthropology Highlights the personal and professional challenges of field researchers, from issues of professional identity, fieldwork relations, activism, and the conflicts, hazards and ethical concerns of community work.

Ethnographic Practice in the Present

Author: Marit Melhuus
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1845456165
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Social Science

In its assessment of the current "state of play" of ethnographic practice in social anthropology, this volume explores the challenges that changing social forms and changing understandings of "the field" pose to contemporary ethnographic methods. These challenges include the implications of the remarkable impact social anthropology is having on neighboring disciplines such as history, sociology, cultural studies, human geography and linguistics, as well as the potential 'costs' of this success for the discipline. Contributors also discuss how the ethnographic method is influenced by current institutional contexts and historical "traditions" across a range of settings. Here ethnography is featured less as a methodological "tool-box" or technique but rather as a subject on which to reflect.

Reflexive Grounded Theory

Author: Franz Breuer
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658222192
Release Date: 2018-09-11
Genre: Social Science

Wir geben eine gründliche Anleitung für die Arbeit unter diesem qualitativ-sozialwissenschaftlichen Forschungsstil – eine Fortentwicklung der von Anselm Strauss und Barney Glaser begründeten Methodologie. Das Buch basiert auf ca. 30-jähriger Erfahrung mit dem Ansatz. Wir stellen die Geschichte, die erkenntnistheoretischen Grundlagen, die Denkweise und die zirkuläre Schritte-Abfolge des Forschungsprozesses vor. Die Idee der datenbegründeten Theoriebildung bekommt eine neue Akzentuierung: Wir heben die begleitende reflexive Selbst-Aufmerksamkeit der Forschenden als Leitlinie und Erkenntnisheuristik hervor. Gütekriterien und ethische Fragen des Forschungsstils werden besprochen. Beispiele der Arbeit mit dem Ansatz, der Anwendung seines Instrumentariums sowie seiner Aneignung im Studium runden die Darstellung ab.

Anthropology and Cultural Studies

Author: Stephen Nugent
Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
ISBN: UOM:39015040078613
Release Date: 1997-10-20
Genre: Social Science

The contributors chart a new agenda for anthropology in an increasingly shared terrain of globally interacting cultures and identities.

Networked Anthropology

Author: Samuel Gerald Collins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317642886
Release Date: 2014-08-27
Genre: Social Science

The advent of social media offers anthropologists exciting opportunities to extend their research to communities in fresh ways. At the same time, these technological developments open up anthropological fieldwork to different hazards. Networked Anthropology explores the increasing appropriation of diverse media platforms and social media into anthropological research and teaching. The chapters consider the possibilities and challenges of multimedia, how network ecologies work, the ethical dilemmas involved, and how to use multimedia methodologies. The book combines theoretical insights with case studies, methodological sketches and pedagogical notes. Drawing on recent ethnographic work, the authors provide practical guidance in creative ways of doing networked anthropology. They point to the future of ethnography, both inside and outside the classroom, and consider ways in which networked anthropology might develop.

Practicing Ethnography

Author: Lynda Mannik
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781487593148
Release Date: 2017-11-20
Genre: Social Science

Building on the "studying up" trend in anthropology, this book offers a theoretically informed guide to ethnographic methods that is also practical in approach, and reflects the challenges and concerns of contemporary ethnography. Students draw from vignettes situated within North America to learn how various methods work in the real world, and how ethnography informs contemporary anthropological theory. Exercises and assignments encourage students to practice these methods in a familiar context, and a sustained focus on visual methodologies offers coverage not found in other books. The result is a text that discusses both practical and theoretical issues in contemporary ethnography while equipping students with a set of transferable skills.

Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology

Author: H. Russell Bernard
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780759120723
Release Date: 2014-07-08
Genre: Social Science

Draws on both science and humanism to explore the scope of contemporary anthropological fieldwork in practice. This thoroughly revised second edition also features new chapters addressing online ethnography; mixed methods and social survey research; and network and geospatial analysis.

Qualitative Interviews

Author: Sabina Misoch
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110354614
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Social Science

Qualitative interviews are a key tool in modern research practice. What are the different forms of the qualitative interview? Which method is suitable for which situation? How does one conduct qualitative interviews in practice? The book answers these and other questions by presenting methodological principles and different interview methods with schemata, figures, and examples, along with a discussion of their advantages and disadvantages.

Anthropologists in the Field

Author: Lynne Hume
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231509220
Release Date: 2004-12-14
Genre: Social Science

All too often anthropologists and other social scientists go into the field with unrealistic expectations. Different cultural milieus are prime ground for misunderstandings, misinterpretations, and interrelational problems. This book is an excellent introduction to real-world ethnography, using familiar and not-so-familiar cultures as cases. The book covers participant observation and ethnographic interviewing, both short and long term. These methodologies are open to problems such as lack of communication, depression, hostility, danger, and moral and ethical dilemmas—problems that are usually sanitized for publication and ignored in the curriculum. Among the intriguing topics covered are sexualized and violent environments, secrecy and disclosure, multiple roles and allegiances, insider/outsider issues, and negotiating friendship and objectivity.