Finding Culture in Talk A Collection of Methods

ISBN-10: 1403969159
ISBN-13: 9781403969156
Edition: 2005
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Description: This edited collection presents a range of heretofore unpublished, unavailable methods for the systematic reconstruction of culture from interviews and other discourse. Authors set the design and evolution of their methods in the context of their  More...

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Book details

List price: $43.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 10/31/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 277
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

This edited collection presents a range of heretofore unpublished, unavailable methods for the systematic reconstruction of culture from interviews and other discourse. Authors set the design and evolution of their methods in the context of their own research projects, and draw general lessons about investigating culture through discourse. These methods have largely grown out of the work of the cultural models school, and represent the approaches of some of the very best methodologists in cultural anthropology today. An impetus for the volume has been inquiries from researchers, many of them graduate students, about how to conduct the kind of research that cultural models theorists do. This is not a linguistics book; unlike approaches to discourse analysis from linguistics, this volume focuses on culture, treating discourse as a medium especially rich in clues for cultural analysis, and hence a window into culture.

List of Tables and Figures
Notes on Contributors
Introduction
How to Reconstruct Schemas People Share, From What They Say
Some Methods for Studying Cultural Cognitive Structures
Uncovering Cultural Models of Gender from Accounts of Folktales
Finding Culture in Narrative
Analyzing Discourse for Cultural Complexity
"Good Enough" Methods for Life-Story Analysis
Index

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