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Ethnographic fieldwork : an anthropological reader

Ethnographic fieldwork : an anthropological reader

Author: Antonius C G M Robben; Jeffrey A Sluka
Publisher: Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, ©2012.
Series: Blackwell anthologies in social and cultural anthropology, 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
This text provides readers with a broad overview of the range and complexity of fieldwork in anthropology. The updated selections offer insight into the ethnographer's experience of gathering and analyzing data, and a richer understanding of the conflicts, hazards and ethical challenges of pursuing fieldwork around the globe.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ethnographic fieldwork.
Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, ©2012
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Antonius C G M Robben; Jeffrey A Sluka
ISBN: 9780470657157 0470657154
OCLC Number: 729574333
Description: xv, 654 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Fieldwork in cultural anthropology : an introduction / Jeffrey S. Sluka and Antonius C.G.M. Robben --
Part I: Beginnings. Introduction / Antonius C.G.M. Robben ; The observation of savage peoples / Joseph-Marie Degérando ; The methods of ethnology / Franz Boas ; Method and scope of anthropological fieldwork / Bronislaw Malinowski --
Part II: Fieldwork identity. Introduction / Antonius C.G.M. Robben ; A woman going native / Hortense Powdermaker ; Fixing and negotiating identities in the field : the case of Lebanese Shiites / Roschanack Shaery-Eisenlohr ; Being gay and doing fieldwork / Walter L. Williams ; Automythologies and the reconstruction of ageing / Paul Spencer --
Part III: Fieldwork relations and rapport. Introduction / Jeffrey A. Sluka ; Champukwi of the Village of the Tapirs / Charles Wagley ; Behind many masks : ethnography and impression management / Gerald D. Berreman ; The politics of truth and emotion among victims and perpetrators of violence / Antonius C.G.M. Robben --
Part IV: The "other" talks back. Introduction / Jeffrey A. Sluka ; Custer died for your sins / Vine Deloria Jr. ; Here come the anthros / Cecil King ; When they read what the papers say we wrote / Ofra Greenberg ; Ire in Ireland / Nancy Scheper-Hughes --
Part V: Introduction / Jeffrey A. Sluka ; Ethnology in a revolutionary setting / June Nash ; The ethnographer's tale / Neil L. Whitehead ; Anthropology from the bones : a memoir of fieldwork, survival, and commitment / Cynthia Keppley Mahmood ; Reflections on managing danger in fieldwork : dangerous anthropology in Belfast / Jeffrey A. Sluka --
Part VI: Fieldwork ethics. Introduction / Jeffrey A. Sluka ; The life and death of Project Camelot / Irving Louis Horowitz ; Confronting the ethics of ethnography : lessons from fieldwork in Central America / Philippe Bourgois ; Ethics versus "realism" in anthropology / Gerald D. Berreman ; Worms, witchcraft and wild incantations : the case of the chicken soup cure / Jeffrey David Ehrenreich ; Code of ethics (2009) / American Anthropological Association --
Part VII: Multi-sited fieldwork. Introduction / Antonius C.G.M. Robben ; Beyond "culture" : space, identity, and the politics of difference / Akhil Gupta and James Ferguson ; Afghanistan, ethnography, and the new world order / David B. Edwards ; Being there- and there- and there! : reflections on multi-site ethnography / Ulf Hannerz ; A new form of collaboration in cultural anthropology : Matsutake Worlds / Matsutake Worlds Research Group --
Part VIII: Sensorial fieldwork. Introduction / Antonius C.G.M. Robben ; Balinese character : a photographic analysis / Gregory Bateson and Margaret Mead ; The taste of ethnographic things / Paul Stoller and Cheryl Olkes ; Dialogic editing : interpreting how Kaluli read Sound and sentiment / Steven Feld ; On rocks, walks, and talks in West Africa : cultural categories and an anthropology of the senses / Kathryn Linn Geurts --
Part IX: Reflexive ethnography. Introduction / Antonius C.G.M. Robben ; Fieldwork and friendship in Morocco / Paul Rabinow ; The way things are said / Jeanne Favret-Saada ; Transmutation of sensibilities : empathy, intuition, revelation / Thomas J. Csordas ; "At the heart of the discipline" : critical reflections on fieldwork / Vincent Crapanzano --
Part X: Engaged fieldwork. Introduction / Jeffrey A. Sluka ; Introduction : 1942 / Margaret Mead ; Scholarship, advocacy, and the politics of engagement in Burma (Myanmar) / Monique Skidmore ; "Human terrain" : past, present and future applications / Roberto J. González ; The Gaza freedom flotilla : ethnographic notes on "othering violence" / Nikolas Kosmatopoulos --
Appendix 1 : Key ethnographic, sociological, qualitative, and multidisciplinary fieldwork methods texts --
Appendix 2 : Edited cultural anthropology volumes on fieldwork experiences --
Appendix 3 : Reflexive accounts of fieldwork and ethnographies which include accounts of fieldwork --
Appendix 4 : Leading cultural anthropology fieldwork methods texts --
Appendix 5 : Early and classic anthropological writings on fieldwork, including diaries and letters.
Series Title: Blackwell anthologies in social and cultural anthropology, 9.
Responsibility: edited by Antonius C.G.M. Robben and Jeffrey A. Sluka.


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