Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes

ISBN-10: 0226206831

ISBN-13: 9780226206837

Edition: 2nd 2011

Authors: Robert M. Emerson, Rachel I. Fretz, Linda L. Shaw

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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/5/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
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.

Rachel I. Fretz is a lecturer in the Writing Programs unit at UCLA.

Linda L. Shaw is professor in and chair of the sociology department at California State University , San Marcos .

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Fieldnotes in Ethnographic Research
Ethnographic Participation
The Complexities of Description
Inscribing Experienced/Observed Realities
Implications for Writing Fieldnotes
Reflections: Writing Fieldnotes and Ethnographic Practice
In the Field: Participating, Observing, and Jotting Notes
Participating in Order to Write
What Are Jottings?
Making Jottings: How, Where, and When
Reflections: Writing and Ethnographic Marginality
Writing Fieldnotes I: At the Desk, Creating Scenes on a Page
Moving from Field to Desk
Recalling in Order to Write
Writing Detailed Notes: Depiction of Scenes
Narrating a Day's Entry: Organizational Strategies
In-Process Analytic Writing: Asides and Commentaries
Reflections: "Writing" and "Reading" Modes
Writing Field notes II: Multiple Purposes and Stylistic Options
Stance and Audience in Writing Fieldnotes
Narrating Choices about Perspective
Fieldnote Tales: Writing Extended Narrative Segments
Analytic Writing: In-Process Memos
Reflections: Fieldnotes as Products ofWriting Choices
Pursuing Members' Meanings
Imposing Exogenous Meanings
Representing Members' Meanings
Members' Categories in Use: Processes and Problems
Race, Gender, Class, and Members' Meanings
Local Events and Social Forces
Reflections: Using Fieldnotes to Discover/Create Members' Meanings
Processing Fieldnotes: Coding and Memoing
Reading Fieldnotes as a Data Set
Open Coding
Writing Code Memos
Selecting Themes
Integrative Memos
Reflections: Creating Theory from Fieldnotes
Writing an Ethnography
Developing a Thematic Narrative
Transposing Fieldnotes into Ethnographic Text
Producing a Completed Ethnographic Document
Reflections: Between Members and Readers
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