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Composing Ethnography Alternative Forms of Qualitative Writing

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ISBN-10: 0761991646

ISBN-13: 9780761991649

Edition: 1996

Authors: Carolyn Ellis, Arthur P. Bochner

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The contributors to this book enlarge the area of ethnographic writing by using their own experiences. The innovative pieces use memoirs, poetry, photography, etc., to tackle areas which ethnographic writing usually finds difficult to handle.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 8/27/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

About the Editors
Introduction: Talking Over Ethnography
A Secret Life in a Culture of Thinness
Reflections on Body, Food, and Bulimia
My Mother Is Mentally Retarded
Thrown Overboard
The Human Costs of Health Care Rationing
The Life Boat Is Fraught: Reflections on "Thrown Overboard"
Collecting Ourselves at the End of the Century
Reconstructing Apsaras from Memory Six Thoughts
The Same and Different
Speech Lessons
Maternal Connections
An Ethnographic Act
The Construction of Consensual Theatre
Devil, Not-Quite-White, Rootless Cosmopolitan
Tsuris in Latin America, the Bronx, and the USSR
"She Changes Everything She Touches"
Ethnographic Journeys of Self-Discovery
Silent Voices
A Subversive Reading of Child Sexual Abuse
Once My Father Traveled West to California
Open-Ending: Readers Talk Back
Name Index
Subject Index