Ethnography Lessons A Primer

ISBN-10: 1598745816

ISBN-13: 9781598745818

Edition: 2010

Authors: Harry F. Wolcott

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Harry Wolcott takes the reader inside the process of constructing an ethnographic study, offering a wealth of lessons from one of the masters. In this concise primer, he provides a set of models from which to organize a study, explains how to pick the various components that go into the ethnographic report, advises on how to create analogies and metaphors to help explain your work, and identifies the key features of an effective ethnography. He also discusses the role of serendipity and questions of ethics in doing ethnographic work. Learn the essentials of ethnography from one of the masters.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Left Coast Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

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.

Introduction
Chapter
Ethnography Lesson
Minding the Ethnography Lesson
The Role of Serendipity in Ethnography
Organizing an Ethnographic Account
Searching for Ethnography's Essence
Ethics and Intimacy in Fieldwork
Final Lesson: The Use of Analogy
Lessons End
Notes
References and Further Reading
Acknowledgments
Name Index
Subject Index
About the Author
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