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Knowing How to Know: Fieldwork and the Ethnographic Present
  

Knowing How to Know: Fieldwork and the Ethnographic Present (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

Edited by Halstead, Narmala
Edited by Hirsch, Eric
Edited by Okely, Judith

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This book is an important stimulus to ongoing debate, and showcases some of the best of recent approaches and challenges to the ways we know what we know. . Ethos This volume examines some crucial issues in the conduct of fieldwork and ethnography and provides new insights into t...he problems of constructing anthropological knowledge. How is anthropological knowledge created from fieldwork, whose knowledge is this, who determines what is of significance in any ethnographic context, and how is the fieldsite extended in both time and place? Nine anthropologists examine these problems, drawing on diverse case studies. These range from the dilemmas of the religious refashioning of the ethnographer in contemporary Indonesia to the embodied knowledge of ballet performers, and from ignorance about post-colonial ritual innovations by the anthropologist in highland Papua to the skilled visions of slow food producers in Italy. It is a key text for new fieldworkers as much as for established researchers. The anthropological insights developed here are of interdisciplinary relevance: cultural studies scholars, sociologists and historians will be as interested as anthropologists in this re-evaluation of fieldwork and the project of ethnography. Narmala Halstead is a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of East London and was awarded a Teaching Fellowship by this university. She was a lecturer at Cardiff University and also taught at Brunel University. She has carried out research in Guyana, the U.S. and the UK . She has published numerous articles examining fieldwork encounters, belonging, violence and related issues. Eric Hirsch is a Reader in Social Anthropology at Brunel University. He has conducted research in Papua New Guinea and Greater London. His most recent book is the co-edited Transactions and Creations: Property Debates and the Stimulus of Melanesia (Berghahn, 2004). Judith Okely, Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology, Hull University, is Deputy Director of the International Gender Studies Centre and Research Associate, School of Anthropology, Oxford University. She co-edited Anthropology and Autobiography (1992) and is researching Anthropological Practice. Other publications include The Traveller-Gypsies (1983), Own or Other Culture (1996) and (co-ed) Identity and Networks (2007).
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ISBN 9781845454777
Released NZ 1 May 2008
Publisher Berghahn Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, illustrated edition
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Series EASA Series (part: v. 9)
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ISBN-13 9781845454777
Stock Available
Status Available at publisher; allow 3-6 weeks delivery due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher Berghahn Books
Imprint Berghahn Books
Released 1 May 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, illustrated edition
 › 1 other possible formats available
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) Edited by Halstead, Narmala
Edited by Hirsch, Eric
Edited by Okely, Judith
Series EASA Series (part: v. 9)
Category Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Pasifika
Number of Pages 212
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 11mm
Dewey Code 305.800723
Weight 299g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Ethnology - Fieldwork, Ethnology - Authorship, Ethnology - Philosophy, Ethnologists - Attitudes, Attitudes
NBS Text Sociology & Anthropology: Professional
ONIX Text College/higher education

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