Ethnographies Revisited Constructing Theory in the Field

ISBN-10: 041545221X

ISBN-13: 9780415452212

Edition: 2009

Authors: William Shaffir, Steven W. Kleinknecht, Antony J. Puddephatt

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Book details

List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/30/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 276
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.276

Notes on contributors
Preface
Introduction: Exercises in reflexivity: situating theory in practice
Generating grounded theory
Learning how to speak of sadness
Recollecting good and bad days
Colorful writing: conducting and living with a tattoo ethnography
Working with sensitizing concepts
Improvising on sensitizing concepts
On developing and using concepts in an Icelandic field-research setting
Behind the conceptual scene of Student Life and Exams
How Murray Manor became an ethnography
Extending theoretical frames
Habitus as topic and tool: reflections on becoming a prizefighter
Researching alcoholics and alcoholism in American society
The development of leisure theory in three nature-challenge hobbies
Telling tales about how concepts develop: stories from ethnographic encounters with the Moog synthesizer
Conceptualizing community and social organization
The ethnography behind Defenders of the Faith
On piecing the puzzle: researching Hassidic Jews
Using a gestalt perspective to analyze children's worlds
Hookers, Rounders and Desk Clerks: encountering the reality of the hotel community
Challenging established wisdom
Making theories from water; or, finding stratification in competitive swimming
Solving the mysteries of shelter work for the battered woman
The path taken: opportunity, flexibility, and reflexivity in the field
Walking the talk: doing Gravity's Shadow
Theorizing from alternative data: documentary, historical, and autobiographical sources
Writing theory in(to) Last Writes
Conceptualizing a profession in process: The New Pediatrics revisited
The history, myth, and science of Masada: the making of an historical ethnography
Index
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