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Handbook of methods in cultural anthropology

Author: H Russell Bernard
Publisher: Walnut Creek, Calif. : AltaMira Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This Handbook establishes a new benchmark for understanding anthropological field methods of the past 100 years. Avoiding the divisive debates over science and humanism, the authors contributing to this volume draw upon both traditions to define and describe fieldwork in practice." "Authored by 27 leading anthropologists, these chapters provide the reader with comprehensive, contemporary descriptions of the methods  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H Russell Bernard
ISBN: 0761991514 9780761991519 0742504328 9780742504325
OCLC Number: 39354213
Description: 816 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / H. Russell Bernard --
Epistemology : the nature and validation of anthropological knowledge / Thomas Schweizer --
In search of meaningful methods / James Fernandez and Michael Herzfeld --
Research design and research strategies / Jeffrey C. Johnson --
Ethics / Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban --
Feminist methods / Christine Ward Gailey --
Transnational research / Ulf Hannerz --
Participant observation / Kathleen M. Dewalt and Billie R. Dewalt with Coral B. Wayland --
Direct systematic observation of behavior / Allen Johnson and Ross Sackett --
Person-centered interviewing and observation / Robert I. Levy and Douglas W. Hollan --
Structured interviewing and questionnaire construction / Susan C. Weller --
Discourse-centered methods / Brenda Farnell and Laura R. Graham --
From pictorializing to visual anthropology / Fadwa El Guindi --
Fieldwork in the archives : methods and sources in historical anthropology / Caroline B. Brettell --
Reasoning with numbers / W. Penn Handwerker and Stephen P. Borgatti --
Text analysis : qualitative and quantitative methods / H. Russell Bernard and Gery W. Ryan --
Cross-cultural research / Carol R. Ember and Melvin Ember --
Methods in applied anthropology / Robert T. Trotter, II and Jean J. Schensul --
Presenting anthropology to diverse audiences / Conrad Phillip Kottak.
Responsibility: H. Russell Bernard, editor.

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