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In the Field Readings on the Field Research Experience

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ISBN-10: 0275933199

ISBN-13: 9780275933197

Edition: N/A

Authors: Carolyn D. Smith, William Kornblum

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"These engaging accounts by masters of field research illustrate the synthesis of passionate involvement and objective analysis. An informative and inspiring collection for students and professional social scientists." Cynthia Fuchs Epstein Distinguished Professor of Sociology City University of New York This revised, edited volume brings together personal accounts by a group of noted ethnographic researchers to examine the "natural history" of participant observation. An ideal supplemental text for methods courses, In The Field is designed to give students a sense of what it is actually like to conduct ethnographic research. As the selections show, field researchers must struggle to gain…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 11/9/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 170
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Doing Research in the Flats
Exploring the Cocaine Culture
In the Field with Snake Handlers
Building Relationships Getting In
Earning a Place in the Hustler's World
Relations of the Road
Maintaining Objectivity Doing Research in Cornerville
Prostitution, Drug Use, and AIDS
On Studying South Chicago
The Caseworker
The Observer's Role Researching Peasants and Drug Producers
The Fieldworker and the Surgeon
The Outsider Phenomenon
Epilogue Finding Your Spot