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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 acceptance by the group under study but then often become deeply involved in the lives of the people and at times are forced into a reexamination of their own values. By learning how social scientists conduct research under field conditions and how they feel while they are doing it, students will be better prepared to carry out successful field research projects of their own.
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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

Preface
Introduction
Gaining
Place
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
Index