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On Ethnography

In turn creative thinker and street flaneur, careful planner and adventurer, empathic listener and distant voyeur, recluse writer and active participant: the ethnographer is a multifaceted researcher of social worlds and social life. In this book, sociologists Sarah Daynes and Te... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780745685601
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Published 30 March 2018 by John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Daynes, Sarah
By Williams, Terry
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ISBN-13 9780745685601
ISBN-10 0745685609
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Polity Press
Publication Date 30 March 2018
International Publication Date 23 April 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Daynes, Sarah
By Williams, Terry
Category Sociology: Family & Relationships
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 139mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 17mm
Weight 282g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Ethnology - Research - Methodology, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
NBS Text Sociology & Anthropology: Professional
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 305.80072/1
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

In turn creative thinker and street flaneur, careful planner and adventurer, empathic listener and distant voyeur, recluse writer and active participant: the ethnographer is a multifaceted researcher of social worlds and social life. In this book, sociologists Sarah Daynes and Terry Williams team up to explore the art of ethnographic research and the many complex decisions it requires. Using their extensive fieldwork experience in the United States and Europe, and hours spent in the classroom training new ethnographers, they illustrate, discuss, and reflect on the key skills and tools required for successful research, including research design, entry and exit, participant observation, fieldnotes, ethics, and writing up. Covering both the theoretical foundations and practical realities of ethnography, this highly readable and entertaining book will be invaluable to students in sociology and other disciplines in which ethnography has become a core qualitative research method.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review On Ethnography is an exquisite essay on the ethnographic study of everyday life. Page by page we step into the field and linger with Daynes and Williams, deliberate the knotty paradox of social responsibility, experience the self-exposure of documenting, and find ourselves debating the nature of explanation, description, and interpretation. An impassioned and persuasive treatise on the process of doing and writing ethnography. Carol Stack, University of California, Berkeley On Ethnography effectively describes the process of conducting fieldwork, while providing a rationale for the narrative style that documents ethnographically what subjects say and do together. Students of local culture will find this well-written and illuminating work highly informative and compelling. Elijah Anderson, Yale University
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Sarah Daynes is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Terry Williams is Professor of Sociology at the New School for Social Research

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