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Doing ethnographies

Author: Mike Crang; Ian Cook
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Informed by the authors fieldwork experience, the book covers the relation between theory, practice and writing, and demonstrates how methods work in the field, so preparing the first-time ethnographer for the loss of control and direction often experienced. In five short chapters it presents a systematic overview of: - first principles - the role of the detached researcher, the idea of a pure culture - preparing  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Internet resource
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Crang, Mike.
Doing ethnographies.
Los Angeles ; London : SAGE, 2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Crang; Ian Cook
ISBN: 9781848607477 1848607474 9781849208949 1849208948 076194446X 9780761944461
OCLC Number: 646770575
Description: 1 online resource (x, 244 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Section 1. Getting ready. Conceptualising the subject ; Preparing for fieldwork --
Section 2. Constructing ethnographic information. Participant observation ; Interviewing ; Focus groups ; Filmic approaches --
Section 3. Pulling it together. Analysing field materials ; Writing through materials ; Go forth and do ...?
Responsibility: Mike Crang and Ian Cook.


An introductory guide to ethnographic methods. It focuses on those methods - participant observation, interviewing, focus groups, and video/photographic work - that allow us to understand the lived,  Read more...


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'a casual, easy-to-read style that will appeal to...the many undergraduate and postgraduate students across a wide range of disciplines engaging in some form of ethnographic research... [It] will Read more...

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