FieldWorking Reading and Writing Research

ISBN-10: 0312438419
ISBN-13: 9780312438418
Edition: 3rd 2007
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Description: FieldWorking, Bonnie Stone Sunstein and Elizabeth Chiseri-Strater's acclaimed textbook, is an engaging guide to the fundamentals of ethnographic study, complete with practical help for research and writing. Emphasizing civic responsibility and  More...

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List price: $46.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 9/19/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

FieldWorking, Bonnie Stone Sunstein and Elizabeth Chiseri-Strater's acclaimed textbook, is an engaging guide to the fundamentals of ethnographic study, complete with practical help for research and writing. Emphasizing civic responsibility and community engagement,FieldWorkingincorporates examples by professionals writers such as Mark Singer, Pico Iyer, Joan Didion, and Jamaica Kincaid, as well as student research projects on topics as diverse as a local truck stop, dinner clubs, blogging, and a horse sales barn, to help students identify and define their own subcultures and communities. Because students are connected to their research,FieldWorking's ethnographic approach makes projects fascinating and empowering for all students as they learn to observe, listen, interpret, analyze, and write about the people and artifacts around them.

To the Instructor
To the Student
Stepping In and Stepping Out: Understanding Cultures
Defining Culture: Fieldwork and Ethnography
Stepping In: Revealing Our Subcultures
Looking at Subcultures
Investigating Perspectives: Insider and Outsider
Stepping Out: Making the Familiar Strange and the Strange Familiar
"Body Ritual among the Nacirema"
Making the Ordinary Extraordinary
Posing Questions: Ethnographic vs. Journalistic
"Church Opens Doors to Vietnamese"
Engaging the Ethnographic Perspective
"Survivor Begins Campus Life: Tsunami Aftermath," Staff writer, Bangkok Post
FieldWorking with This Book
An Ethnographic Study: "Friday Night at Iowa 80"
"Friday Night at Iowa 80: The Truck Stop as Community and Culture" (Student Project)
A Community Action Study: "House for the Homeless"
"House for the Homeless: A Place to Hang Your Hat" (Student Project)
In the Community
Groundwork Activity
The Research Portfolio: Definitions and Purpose
FieldWriting: Establishing a Voice
FieldCritique: Reflection
Writing Self, Writing Cultures: Understanding FieldWriting
Considering Self
"Freewriting"
Exploratory Writing
Considering Audiences
Considering Voice
"On Keeping a Notebook"
Exploratory Notetaking
Getting at the Details
"Look at Your Fish"
Double-Entry Notes
Fieldnotes: the Key to Your Project
Organizing Your Fieldnotes
Sharing Your Initial Fieldnotes
Analyzing Your Fieldnotes
Questioning Your Fieldnotes
"Feng-Shui: Reflections on a Sociology Class" (Student Project)
In the Community
Groundwork Activity
The Research Portfolio: Reflecting on Your Fieldnotes
FieldWriting: Point of View
FieldCritique: Understanding Your Understanding
Reading Self, Reading Cultures: Understanding Texts
"Mama Day"
Responding to Text
Reading Cultures as Text and Texts as Culture
From Ethos to Ethics (by Julie Cheville)
Positioning: Reading and Writing about Yourself
Positioning Yourself
Understanding Positioning: Checking in on Yourself
Unlearning Our Privilege (by Mimi Harvey)
Getting Permission
Reading an Object: The Cultural Artifact
Reading an Artifact
The Uses of Cultural Artifacts
"Everyday Use"
Reading Ethnography and Media Cultures
Fieldworking Book Clubs (by Kathleen Ryan)
Reading Electronic Communities
"Confessions of a Blog Addict" (Student Project)
In the Community
Groundwork Activity
The Research Portfolio: Options for Reading
FieldWriting: Published and Unpublished Written Sources
FieldCritique: Responding to Reading
Researching Place: The Spatial Gaze
A Sense of Place: Personal Geography
"On Seeing England for the First Time"
Recalling a Sense of Place
A Sense of Place: Selective Perception
Writing a Verbal Snapshot
"Travel Journal: Brazil"
Learning How to Look: Mapping Space
Mapping Space
Learning How to Look: Finding a Focal Point
Finding a Focal Point
Learning How to Look: Identifying Unity and Tension
"Strike a Pose" (Student Project)
Learning How to Look: Colonized Spaces
"The Happy Canyon" (Student Project)
In the Community
Groundwork Activity
The Research Portfolio: Learning from Your Data
"A Pose on 'Strike a Pose'" (portfolio reflection)
FieldWriting: The Grammar of Observation
FieldCritique: Capturing Cultural Implications
Researching People: The Collaborative Listener
The Interview: Learning How to Ask
Using a Cultural Artifact in an Interview
Learning How to Listen
"The Man Who Forgets Nothing"
Establishing Rapport
Taping and Transcribing
"Ralph's Sports Bar" (Student Project)
Analyzing Your Interviewing Skills
Gathering Oral Histories
"I Can Read and I Can Write"
Starting an Oral History
The Informant's Perspective: "An Anthropologist on Mars"
"An Anthropologist on Mars"
Gathering Family Stories
Writing a Family Story
One Family Story: The Core and Its Variants
Stories and Variants
In the Community
Groundwork Activity
The Research Portfolio: Reflective Documentation
FieldWriting: From Details to Verbal Portraiture
FieldCritique: Revisiting Your Stories
Researching Language: The Cultural Translator
Linking Body Language and Culture
Linking Words and Culture
"Cheek"
Listening for Words: Creating a Glossary
Noticing Words
"A Far-Off Affair"
Interviewing
Researching Occupation: Recording Insider Language
Describing Occupational Terms
Verbal Performance: Curses
Gathering Verbal Performances: Proverbs, Jokes, and Sayings
Resesarching Urban Legends
Reseasrching Stories and Storytelling
"In Roadville and in Trackton"
In the Community
Groundwork Activity
The Research Portfolio: Synthesis
FieldWriting: Dialogue on the Page
FieldCritique: Working with Language
Researching Archives: Locating Culture
Family Archives
A Box about Boxes
"Slaves in the Family"
Organizing Archival Material
Framing Time: Synchronic and Diachronic Organization (by Lia Schultz)
Historical Archives
Museum Archives
Sorting through Public Archives
"The Attic and its Nails" (poem)
Alternative Archives
"On Dumpster Diving"
Electronic Archives: Using the Internet
"A Comic-Book Search," (Student Project)
Finding Your Way in the Online Forest
"Playing in the MUD: A Newbie's Experience with Online Gaming" (Student Project)
In the Community
Groundwork Activity
The Research Portfolio: Representing the Unflat Stuff
FieldWriting: Annotated Bibliographies
FieldCritique: A Project Archive
FieldWriting: From Down Draft to Up Draft
Resisting Writing
Drafting Drafts
"Shitty First Drafts"
Questioning Your Draft
Thickening Your Draft
Listening to the Voices in Your Draft (by David Seitz)
"Toolbox"
Culture on the Page: The Experience, Rhetoric, and Aesthetics of Representation
Crafting a Text
"Getting the Words Second Hand"
Sharing Data: Partners in Revision
Revising for a Reader
"Some Notes on Revision"
In the Community
Groundwork Activity
The Research Portfolio: One-Page Analysis and Annotated Table of Contents
FieldWriting: Analytical Section Headings
FieldCritique: Paying Attention to Writing
A Final Comment
MLA Documentation Guidelines
APA Documentation Guidelines
Works Cited and Recommended Reading
Glossary
Index

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