Contemporary Field Research Perspectives and Formulations

ISBN-10: 1577661850
ISBN-13: 9781577661856
Edition: 2nd 2001
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Book details

List price: $38.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Waveland Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 433
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Robert M. Emerson is professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology at the University of California , Los Angeles . He is the author of Contemporary Field Research: Perspectives and Formulations, now in its second edition.

Preface
Introduction: The Development of Ethnographic Field Research
The Face of Contemporary Ethnography
Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture
Telling the Convict Code
Ethnography and the Representation of Reality
Ethnography and Realism
Fieldwork Practice: Issues in Participant Observation
On Fieldwork
Insider Field Research in Minority Communities
On the Evolution of Sidewalk
How the Problem of "Crafting Selves" Emerged
Gender and Fieldwork Relations
Learning from Kids
Constructing Participant/Observation Relations
Trial and Tribulations: Courts, Ethnography, and the Need for an Evidentiary Privilege for Academic Researchers
Producing Ethnographies: Theory, Evidence and Representation
The Epistemology of Qualitative Research
Analytic Induction Revisited
Grounded Theory
Tricks of the Trade
Ethnography's Warrants
Techniques of Validation in Qualitative Research: A Critical Commentary
References
Index

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