Doing Cultural Anthropology

Author: Michael V. Angrosino
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 9781478607748
Release Date: 2006-08-10
Genre: Social Science

As a practical bridge between the classroom and the field, this down-to-earth, hands-on collection offers an impressive range of insightful, focused vignettes about cultural research that will jumpstart students thinking about the practice of anthropology. Reflecting the contributions of nearly two dozen practicing social scientists, each clearly written chapter of Doing Cultural Anthropology covers the fundamentals of a different data-collection technique. Following an overview of a particular ethnographic method, each author describes his or her own research project and shows how that technique is utilized. Learning-by-doing remains the thrust of the latest edition, which includes two new chapters plus significant revisions to five of the original contributions. Each chapter ends with suggestions for student projects that promote hands-on exposure to what ethnographers actually do. Readers are given just enough information to appreciate the technique and to practice it for themselves.

Cultural Anthropology

Author: Serena Nanda
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495810834
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Social Science

Renowned for its integration of rich ethnographies into the core book, CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 10th Edition provides excellent coverage of cultures around the world. The text also emphasizes critical thinking and contemporary issues, including culture change and globalization, with a new chapter on Power, Conquest, and the World System. In addition, a new end-of-chapter feature entitled The Global and The Local presents students with case studies on cultural responses to globalization, asking them to critically evaluate the issue. Issues of power, gender, stratification, and ethnicity continue to be highlighted in this edition, supported by features and pedagogy designed to get students thinking about the world in which they live. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Critical Approach to Youth Culture

Author: Pamela Erwin
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310395928
Release Date: 2010-08-10
Genre: Religion

"Adolescent culture is always changing, making it difficult for youth pastors to keep up. Even college students who are a few years out of high school find it challenging to stay current with the changing culture of teens. However, when equipped with tools that help them think critically about culture on a broad scale, youth ministry students can be prepared for a strategic ministry to teens that effectively addresses the youth cultural context. This academic resource uses a multi-disciplinary approach to understand culture by exploring the nature, theology, ecology, and ethnography of culture, then combining these different perspectives to develop a critical approach to youth culture."

Doing Ethnographic and Observational Research

Author: Michael Angrosino
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446249536
Release Date: 2007-12-30
Genre: Social Science

Including coverage of the selection of cases, observation and interviewing, recording data, and takes into account ethical issues, Doing Ethnographic and Observational Research introduces the reader to the practice of producing data through ethnographic fieldwork and observational research.

Research Methods for Cultural Studies

Author: Michael Pickering
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748631193
Release Date: 2008-02-22
Genre: Reference

This new textbook addresses the neglect of practical research methods in cultural studies. It provides readers with clearly written overviews of research methods in cultural studies, along with guidelines on how to put these methods into operation. It advocates a multi-method approach, with students drawing from a pool of techniques and approaches suitable for their own topics of investigation.The book covers the following main areas:* Drawing on experience, and studying how narratives make sense of experience.* Investigating production processes in the cultural industries, and the consumption and assimilation of cultural products by audiences and fans.* Taking both quantitative and qualitative approaches to the study of cultural life.* Analysing visual images and both spoken and written forms of discourse.* Exploring cultural memory and historical representation.

Projects in Ethnographic Research

Author: Michael V. Angrosino
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 9781478607779
Release Date: 2004-11-04
Genre: Social Science

Designed to give students a hands-on taste of what it is like to do ethnographic research, this concise manual offers a related set of three enriching yet manageable research projects with clear, workable instructions and guidelines. Through them, Professor Angrosino demonstrates for students at all levels that ethnography is an exciting and challenging form of social research. Solid, encouraging, and readable, the guide provides a basic format so that students can learn the fundamental ethnographic data collection techniques of observation, interviewing, and analyzing archives while conducting their own mini-projects in local settings. Projects in Ethnographic Research also includes many well-chosen, concrete, and illuminating examples drawn from the research of the authors own students and from the published works of other ethnographers. Projects in Ethnographic Research is most useful to those who teach introductory cultural anthropology and who want to introduce their students to some important field techniques but cannot justify assigning a longer, more comprehensive methods book. Brief and reasonably priced, the Angrosino text is sure to become an important component in introductory classrooms because it enhances some of the key concepts in cultural anthropology. It will also ignite the interest of future ethnographers.

Anthropology

Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 0073137472
Release Date: 2005-04-21
Genre: Social Science

The new edition of Kottak's best selling text continues to offer a holistic introduction to anthropology that approaches the course from a four-field perspective. To emphasize anthropology's integrated and comparative nature, "Bringing It All Together" essays show how anthropology's sub-fields and dimensions combine to interpret and explain a common topic. Another distinctive feature, "Understanding Ourselves," illustrates the relevance of anthropological facts and theories to students' everyday lives. In addition, every new copy of the eleventh edition is packaged free with a new student CD-ROM as well as PowerWeb!

Cultural Anthropology

Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 0072952504
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Fiction

Accompanying CD-ROM contains ... "25 succinct video clips, each corresponding to a chapter in the textbook. Each clip is accompanied by a text overview and probing questions to exercise the student's critical thinking skills."--Page 4 of cover.

Naturalistic Observation

Author: Michael V. Angrosino
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015073645692
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Education

A brief, practical textbook to conducting observations in naturalistic settings, replete with examples of observation-based research, questions for class discussion, a glossary, and extensive references.

Fandom

Author: Jonathan Gray
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814732380
Release Date: 2007-06-01
Genre: Social Science

We are all fans. Whether we log on to Web sites to scrutinize the latest plot turns in Lost, “stalk” our favorite celebrities on Gawker, attend gaming conventions, or simply wait with bated breath for the newest Harry Potter novel—each of us is a fan. Fandom extends beyond television and film to literature, opera, sports, and pop music, and encompasses both high and low culture. Fandom brings together leading scholars to examine fans, their practices, and their favorite texts. This unparalleled selection of original essays examines instances across the spectrum of modern cultural consumption from Karl Marx to Paris Hilton, Buffy the Vampire Slayer to backyard wrestling, Bach fugues to Bollywood cinema ̧ and nineteenth-century concert halls to computer gaming. Contributors examine fans of high cultural texts and genres, the spaces of fandom, fandom around the globe, the impact of new technologies on fandom, and the legal and historical contexts of fan activity. Fandom is key to understanding modern life in our increasingly mediated and globalized world.

Dispatches from the Field

Author: Andrew Gardner
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 9781478608738
Release Date: 2006-04-17
Genre: Social Science

Penned by advanced graduate students amidst their dissertation fieldwork, these provocative essays capture the challenges and intricacies of that anthropological rite of passage. The collections authors frankly portray the mistakes they made in the field, their struggle to analyze the events unfolding before their eyes, the psychological and emotional frustration seemingly endemic to doing ethnography, and the ethical complexities of researching living people. The authors present these essays not as models of ideal fieldwork or as a series of lessons about how to overcome potential hurdles one faces in the field, but rather as a window into the complexities of being an ethnographer in the contemporary world. Against a backdrop of subject populations increasingly informed about global relations of power and, more specifically, informed about the topography of American imperialism, these humanistic essays vividly reflect recent shifts in both the focus and methods of anthropological research, as well as the dilemmas underlying the construction of anthropological knowledge. They are meant to spark discussion and debate. While tailored to an audience relatively new to ethnographic fieldwork (and intended as a teaching tool), this collection should appeal to anthropologists and ethnographers at all points in their career.

Ethnography Essentials

Author: Julian Murchison
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470552964
Release Date: 2010-01-21
Genre: Education

A comprehensive and practical guide to ethnographic research, this book guides you through the process, starting with the fundamentals of choosing and proposing a topic and selecting a research design. It describes methods of data collection (taking notes, participant observation, interviewing, identifying themes and issues, creating ethnographic maps and tables and charts, and referring to secondary sources) and analyzing and writing ethnography (sorting and coding data, answering questions, choosing a presentation style, and assembling the ethnography). Although content is focused on producing written ethnography, many of the principles and methods discussed here also apply to other forms of ethnographic presentation, including ethnographic film. Designed to give basic hands-on experience in the overall ethnography research process, Ethnography Essentials covers a wealth of topics, enabling anyone new to ethnography research to successfully explore the excitement and challenges of field research.

Doing Ethnographic and Observational Research

Author: Michael Angrosino
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446226810
Release Date: 2007-12-30
Genre: Social Science

Including coverage of the selection of cases, observation and interviewing, recording data, and takes into account ethical issues, Doing Ethnographic and Observational Research introduces the reader to the practice of producing data through ethnographic fieldwork and observational research.

TALLER DE INVESTIGACI N CUALITATIVA

Author: VV.AA.
Publisher: Editorial UNED
ISBN: 9788436269055
Release Date: 2014-09-19
Genre: Qualitative research

La mirada cualitativa hace posible comprender los procesos sociales desde la perspectiva de quienes los protagonizan. Procesos que son complejos, interrelacionales y dinámicos. Así, el análisis desde el enfoque cualitativo abre un diálogo intersubjetivo entre el investigador y la situación que estudia, construyendo nuevas interpretaciones que permiten cuestionar, comprender, actuar… desde otras lógicas alternativas a la explicación única. Este libro sitúa la investigación cualitativa como foco, indagando en sus propias motivaciones, en sus dilemas y en sus retos. En la organización propuesta se diferencian tres partes en las cuales se abordan los aspectos conceptuales y metodológicos que creemos necesarios para pensar, plantear y desarrollar proyectos desde esta perspectiva de investigación.