Art of Fieldwork

ISBN-10: 0759107971
ISBN-13: 9780759107977
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
Authors: Harry F. Wolcott
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List price: $34.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 11/20/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

In this long-anticipated second edition of The Art of Fieldwork, prominent anthropologist Harry F. Wolcott updates his original groundbreaking text, which both challenges and petitions anthropology and its practitioners to draw not only on the traditional precepts of science, but also on the richness of artistry in the collection, interpretation, and expression of fieldwork data.

Alice Beck Kehoeis professor emeritus of anthropology at Marquette University, and author of a dozen books, including Controversies in Archaeology, The Ghost Dance: Ethnohistory and Revitalization,andNorth American Indians: A Comprehensive Account. Paul L. Doughtyis Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of anthropology and Latin American studies at the University of Florida. He is coauthor ofPeru: A Cultural HistoryandPeasants, Power, and Applied Social Change: Vicos as a Model.

Fieldwork Contexts
Introduction
Fieldwork as Art?
How Art Works
The Fieldwork Part of Fieldwork
Fieldwork versus (Just) Being in the Field
Fieldwork: The Basic Arts
Fieldwork: The Darker Arts
Fieldwork as Mindwork
The Art of (Conceptual) Self-Defense
The Art of Conceptualizing
The Art of Self-Expression
Fieldwork as Personal Work
The Satisfactions of Fieldwork
The Art of Discretion
References and Select Bibliography

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