Ethnographic Fieldwork An Anthropological Reader

ISBN-10: 0470657154

ISBN-13: 9780470657157

Edition: 2nd 2012

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Description: 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 fieldworkFeatures 16 new articles and revised part introductions, with additional insights into the experience of conducting ethnographic fieldworkExplores the importance of fieldwork practice in achieving the core theoretical and methodological goals of anthropologyHighlights 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.

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Book details

List price: $79.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 1/6/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.464
Language: English

Antonius C. G. M. Robben is Professor of Anthropology at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, and past President of the Netherlands Society of Anthropology. His recent books are Cultures under Siege: Collective Violence and Trauma (edited with Marcelo Sufrez-Orozco, 2000) and Political Violence and Trauma in Argentina (2005).

About the Editors
Editors’ Acknowledgments
Acknowledgments to Sources
Fieldwork in Cultural Anthropology: An Introduction
Beginnings
Introduction
The Observation of Savage Peoples
The Methods of Ethnology
Method and Scope of Anthropological Fieldwork
Fieldwork Identity
Introduction
A Woman Going Native
Fixing and Negotiating Identities in the Field: The Case of Lebanese Shiites
Being Gay and Doing Fieldwork
Automythologies and the Reconstruction of Ageing
Fieldwork Relations and Rapport
Introduction
Champukwi of the Village of the Tapirs
Behind Many Masks: Ethnography and Impression Management
The Politics of Truth and Emotion among Victims and Perpetrators of Violence
The “Other” Talks Back
Introduction
Custer Died for Your Sins
Here Come the Anthros
When They Read What the Papers Say We Wrote
Ire in Ireland
Fieldwork Confl icts, Hazards, and Dangers
Introduction
Ethnology in a Revolutionary Setting
The Ethnographer’s Tale
Anthropology from the Bones: A Memoir of Fieldwork, Survival, and Commitment
Reflections on Managing Danger in Fieldwork: Dangerous Anthropology in Belfast
Fieldwork Ethics
Introduction 299
The Life and Death of Project Camelot
Confronting the Ethics of Ethnography: Lessons From Fieldwork in Central America
Ethics versus “Realism” in Anthropology
Worms, Witchcraft and Wild Incantations: The Case of the Chicken Soup Cure
Code of Ethics (2009) American Anthropological Association
Multi-Sited Fieldwork
Introduction
Beyond “Culture”: Space, Identity, and the Politics of Difference
Afghanistan, Ethnography, and the New World Order
Being There … and There … and There! Reflections on Multi-Site Ethnography
A New Form of Collaboration in Cultural Anthropology: Matsutake Worlds Matsutake Worlds Research Group
Sensorial Fieldwork
Introduction
Balinese Character: A Photographic Analysis
The Taste of Ethnographic Things
Dialogic Editing: Interpreting How Kaluli Read Sound and Sentiment
On Rocks, Walks, and Talks in West Africa: Cultural Categories and an Anthropology of the Senses
Refl exive Ethnography
Introduction
Fieldwork and Friendship in Morocco
The Way Things Are Said
Transmutation of Sensibilities: Empathy, Intuition, Revelation
“At the Heart of the Discipline”: Critical Reflections on Fieldwork
Engaged Fieldwork
Introduction
Introduction - 1942
Scholarship, Advocacy, and the Politics of Engagement in Burma (Myanmar)
“Human Terrain”: Past, Present and Future Applications
The Gaza Freedom Flotilla: Ethnographic Notes on “Othering Violence”
Key Ethnographic, Sociological, Qualitative, and Multidisciplinary Fieldwork Methods Texts
Edited Cultural Anthropology Volumes on Fieldwork Experiences
Reflexive Accounts of Fieldwork and Ethnographies Which Include Accounts of Fieldwork
Leading Cultural Anthropology Fieldwork Methods Texts
Early and Classic Anthropological Writings on Fieldwork, including Diaries and Letters
Index
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