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Art of Fieldwork

ISBN-10: 0761991018

ISBN-13: 9780761991014

Edition: 1995

Authors: Harry F. Wolcott

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This book demonstrates how fieldworkers perfect their art within the complexities of technique, ethical and personal dilemmas, understanding and reward. The rigorous intellectual processes needed to generate successful fieldwork are made clear.
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 10/25/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
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.

Fieldwork Contexts
Introduction
Fieldwork as Art?
How Art Works
The Fieldwork Part of Fieldwork
Fieldwork versus (Just) Being in the Field
Fieldwork: The Basic Arts
Fieldwork: The Darker Arts
Fieldwork as Mindwork
The Art of (Conceptual) Self-Defense
The Art of Conceptualizing
The Art of Self-Expression
Fieldwork as Personal Work
The Satisfactions of Fieldwork
The Art of Discretion
References and Select Bibliography