Handbook of Ethnography

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Author: Paul Atkinson,Sara Delamont,Amanda Coffey,John Lofland,Lyn Lofland

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446204820

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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"I wish the Handbook of Ethnography had been available to me as a fledgling ethnographer. I would recommend it for any graduate student who contemplates a career in the field. Likewise for experienced ethnographers who would like the equivalent of a world atlas to help pinpoint their own locations in the field." - Journal of Contemporary Ethnography "No self-respecting qualitative researcher should be without Paul Atkinson's handbook on ethnography. This really is encyclopaedic in concept and scope. Many "big names" in the field have contributed so this has to be the starting point for anyone looking to understand the field in substantive topic, theoretical tradition and methodology." - SRA News Ethnography is one of the chief research methods in sociology, anthropology and other cognate disciplines in the social sciences. This Handbook provides an unparalleled, critical guide to its principles and practice. The volume is organized into three sections. The first systematically locates ethnography firmly in its relevant historical and intellectual contexts. The roots of ethnography are pinpointed and the pattern of its development is demonstrated. The second section examines the contribution of ethnography to major fields of substantive research. The impact and strengths and weaknesses of ethnographic method are dealt with authoritatively and accessibly. The third section moves on to examine key debates and issues in ethnography, from the conduct of research through to contemporary arguments. The result is a landmark work in the field, which draws on the expertise of an internationally renowned group of interdisicplinary scholars. The Handbook of Ethnography provides readers with a one-stop critical guide to the past, present and future of ethnography. It will quickly establish itself as the ethnographer's bible.

The Ethnographic Self

Fieldwork and the Representation of Identity

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Author: Amanda Coffey

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761952671

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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What are the relationships between the self and fieldwork? How do personal, emotional and identity issues impact upon working in the field? This book argues that ethnographers, and others involved in fieldwork, should be aware of how fieldwork research and ethnographic writing construct, reproduce and implicate selves, relationships and personal identities. All too often research methods texts remain relatively silent about the ways in which fieldwork affects us and we affect the field. The book attempts to synthesize accounts of the personal experience of ethnography. In doing so, the author makes sense of the process of fieldwork research as a set of practical, intellectual and emotional accomplishments. The book is

New Directions in Educational Ethnography

Shifts, Problems, and Reconstruction

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Author: Akashi Kaul,William Rodick

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1784416231

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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The primary objective of Studies in Educational Ethnography is to present original research monographs based on ethnographic perspectives, and methodologies.

Key themes in qualitative research

continuities and changes

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Author: Paul Atkinson,Amanda Coffey,Sara Delamont

Publisher: Altamira Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 232

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Key Themes in Qualitative Research is an attempt by three well-respected ethnographic researchers to present a balanced view of qualitative methodology and research. The book is structured around classic texts, written by methodological pioneers, which comprise the basic foundation of modern qualitative research.

Muslim Political Participation in Europe

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Author: Jorgen S Nielsen

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748677534

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

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Analyses European Muslim communities' developing involvement in their political environment and related Muslim and public debates.

Youth Culture and Private Space

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Author: S. Lincoln

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137031085

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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Siân Lincoln considers the use, role and significance of private spaces in the lives of young people. Drawing on extensive ethnographic research, she explores the place of 'the private' in youth cultural discourses, both historically and contemporarily, that until now have remained largely absent in youth cultural research.

Social Research

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Author: Sotirios Sarantakos

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137292474

Category: Social Science

Page: 536

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From question development and research design to data collection and statistical analysis, this text guides the reader through every aspect of social research. Encouraging a critical approach in each chapter, this 4th edition includes enhanced coverage of internet sampling, mixed methods, conversation analysis and feminist research.

Ethnographically speaking

autoethnography, literature, and aesthetics

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Author: Arthur P. Bochner,Carolyn Ellis

Publisher: Altamira Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 412

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This volume presents the latest explorations in the literary turn in ethnographic work. Centering on autoethnography, personal narrative, ethnographic performance, and the blending of social science and the arts, the articles collected here emphasize embodiment, experiential understanding, participatory ways of knowing, sensuous engagement, and intimate encounter. Drawing from disciplines as diverse as sociology, philosophy, performance studies, psychology, and English, the authors here demonstrate the many ways in which ethnography can be effectively expressed. Contributors include such noted scholars as Laurel Richardson and Ernest Lockridge, Arthur Frank, Michael Angrosino, Kenneth and Mary Gergen, Ron Pelias, and Deborah Reed-Danahay. Accessible and jargon free, this volume should excite scholars and students as to the expanding possibilities for ethnographic presentation.

Ethnographic Worldviews

Transformations and Social Justice

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Author: Robert E. Rinehart,Karen N. Barbour,Clive C. Pope

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400769164

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

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This book discusses ethnography from the three points of view of Emerging Methodologies, Practice and Advocacy, and Social Justice and Transformation, with an over arching emphasis on researchers' and participants' worldviews. While these three thematic threads cut across each other, the actual chapters will be located so that the reader understand many of the current issues and concerns—with specific exemplars from around the globe—for ethnographers. 'Ethnographic Worldviews: Transformations and Social Justice' will have its "finger on the pulse" of contemporary ethnography. Chapters demonstrate up-to-the-moment awareness of ethnographic methods, concerns, and subject matters within contemporary ethnographic writing. Authors are deeply engaged in both their subject matter and their method. For example, discussion of ethical issues surrounding visual methods of "collecting" for photo-ethnographies is anticipated as a potential hot topic for this book. Unlike other ethnographic books which often suggest "giving voice to others", this book will actually give voice to a wide variety of perspectives, from the points of view of researchers.

Ethnography for Education

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Author: Christopher Pole,Marlene Morrison

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 9780335206001

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Ethnography is a distinctive approach for educational research. The authors argue that the last decade has seen ethnography come of age, not only as a way of doing research, but also as a way of theorizing and making sense of the world. Their approach is concerned with ethnography as process and ethnography as product. This critical celebration of ethnography explores what it can achieve in educational research. The book features: Thorough discussion of definitions of ethnography and its potential for use within educational research Critical introductions to the principal approaches to ethnography Discussions of data analysis and representation and of the challenges facing ethnography Use of educational examples from real research projects throughout. The book offers a distinctive contribution to the literature of ethnography, taking readers beyond a simplistic “how to” approach towards an understanding of the wider contribution ethnography can make to our understanding of educational processes. Ethnography for Education is of value to final-year undergraduates and postgraduates in education and social science disciplines as well as education professionals engaged in practice-based research. Christopher Pole is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Sociology, University of Leicester. His research interests are in the areas of the sociology of education, sociology of childhood and the development of qualitative research methods. Recent publications include Practical Social Investigation: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Social Research and Hidden Hands: International Perspectives on Children’s Work and Labour. Marlene Morrison is Reader in Education Leadership and Director of the Doctorate of Education programme at the University of Lincoln. Her academic background is in the sociology of education and includes research on race equality, health education, perspectives on educational policy and practice, and the ethnography of educational settings. She has researched widely in the education that has included school, further and higher education sectors, and other public services.

Qualitative Research in Action

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Author: Tim May

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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"This is an excellent collection at the cutting edge of thinking about qualitative research.... The breadth of coverage and the sophistication of the discussion make this an important addition to the increasing literature on qualitative work." - Jonathan Potter, Loughborough University "This book is likely to have a broad appeal to a rising generation of qualitative researchers seeking to relate theoretical debates to methodological practice." - Clive Seale, Goldsmiths College This exciting new book brings together contributions from world-leading scholars as well as younger researchers and focuses on cutting-edge issues related to the practice of qualitative research in the field. It provides a forum for contributors to discuss the issues and processes which inform qualitative research in its various forms as based on fieldwork experiences. In achieving this in an accessible manner to both practising students and researchers, it seeks to enable a dialogue over ideas and provide the reader with a `state of the art' overview of the topic from a contemporary perspective. Rather than being a `how to do' book, this volume should prove vitally useful for advanced students and researchers who wish to engage with those ideas and practices in terms of their applicability for an understanding and explanation of the place of qualitative research in the social sciences. It is also a forum in which leading scholars make an original contribution to the subject. Lively and highly readable throughout, Qualitative Research in Action will be essential reading for advanced undergraduates and above in a variety of disciplines, as well as researchers who wish to engage with contemporary ideas and practices in relation to qualitative research.

Reconceptualizing Social Policy

Sociological Perspectives on Contemporary Social Policy

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Author: Amanda Coffey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780335206308

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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How can sociological perspectives help us make sense of contemporary social policy? How has the discipline of social policy engaged in recent sociological debates and developments? This book provides a variety of sociological frameworks for understanding contemporary social policy. It explores how sociological perspectives may be used to theorize, conceptualize and research social policy. Amanda Coffey captures the different ways in which social policy can be understood - as academic discipline, policy process, service provision and lived experience. The book engages with a range of policy areas and client groups, and pays attention to sociodemographic categories such as gender, 'race', class and age. Themes include: The body and processes of embodiment Citizenship and identity Equality and differences Space and time Research and representation Reconceptualizing Social Policy is a key text for students and lecturers in sociology and social policy.

Narrative Methods

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Author: Paul Atkinson,Sara Delamont

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 1640

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In recent years, there has been a convergence of interest on narratives and lives from many qualitative and interpretative strands in the social sciences. In some contexts this is interpreted somewhat narrowly but these volumes adopt a more inclusive approach to the topic of narrative methods to reflect the current diversity of perspectives across the different social sciences. Here the broad term 'narrative' includes personal narratives, life histories, performances, testimonials, and memories. The aims of this compilation are to demonstrate the deeply rooted nature of this approach across the social sciences; reveal the contested nature of the narrative turn; emphasize the methodological strengths and weakness associated with the collection and analysis of narrative, life story and performance; and break down the barriers between the disciplines in their uses of such material.

Fairness, Class and Belonging in Contemporary England

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Author: K. Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137009330

Category: Social Science

Page: 249

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Using experiences of the white, English, working-classes in Manchester, this book explores the local frustrations with feeling 'ignored' and 'neglected' by the government through articulations of fairness.

Qualitative Researching with Text, Image and Sound

A Practical Handbook for Social Research

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Author: Martin W Bauer,George Gaskell

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 9780761964803

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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`This excellent text will introduce advanced students - and remind senior researchers - of the availability of a broad range of techniques available for the systematic analysis of social data that is not numeric. It makes the key point that neither quantitative nor qualitative methods are interpretive and at the same time demonstrates once and for all that neither a constructivist perspective nor a qualitative approach needs to imply abandonment of rigor. That the chapters are written by different authors makes possible a depth of expertise within each that is unusually strong' - Susanna Hornig Priest, Texas A&M University; Author of `Doing Media Research' Qualitative Researching with Text, Image and Sound off

Qualitative Research

Theory, Method and Practice

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Author: David Silverman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761949343

Category: Social Science

Page: 378

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Building on the global success of the First Edition of Qualitative Research: Theory, Method and Practice, the new edition has been thoroughly updated and revised. It succeeds in providing a comprehensive yet accessible guide to a variety of methodological approaches to qualitative research. Edited by David Silverman, the book brings together a team of internationally-renowned researchers to discuss the theory and practice of qualitative research. In each chapter, the contributors broaden our conception of qualitative research by drawing upon particular examples of data-analysis to advance their analytical arguments.

Contesting Aging and Loss

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Author: Janice Graham,Peter Stephenson

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442604107

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Disease and death are a part of life, but so too is being well. The lively voices found in this book are not shy about stating the ways in which the widely held notion that they are in decline has been a far larger problem than many other features of their lives. For students, scholars, and policy makers, the message is to attend to these voices, and to design and build better programs that address the social determinants of healthy aging and social inclusion throughout the life course.

Annual Review of Nursing Education, Volume 5, 2007

Challenges and New Directions in Nursing Education

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Author: Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN,Kathleen T. Heinrich, PhD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826104816

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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This timely volume in the Springer Annual Review of Nursing Education series reflects the hottest issues and trends igniting national discourse today. Written by nurse educators and focused on the practice of teaching across settings, the Annual Review provides educators in associate, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing programs, staff development, and continuing education with an array of strategies to expand their horizons and enrich their teaching. From the lessons nurse educators and students learned in surviving the Gulf coast hurricanes to the impact of foreign nurses' immigration on American nursing education, Volume 5 presents topics in the vanguard of nursing education concerns. Topics included in this volume: Standardized patients in nursing education Strategy for teaching cultural competence Managing difficult student situations Challenges calling American nurses to think and act globally Using benchmarking for continuous quality improvement E-portfolios in nursing education