Fieldwork (Book, 2005) []
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Author: Christopher J Pole
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2005.
Series: Sage benchmarks in social research methods.
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Fieldwork is one of the richest research methods in the Social Sciences. Originally, the preserve of anthropologists, notably Bronislaw Malinowski, it has now achieved a much wider relevance. This  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2005
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher J Pole
ISBN: 1412900301 9781412900300
OCLC Number: 57639531
Description: 4 volumes : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm.
Contents: v. 1. Origins and definitions of fieldwork --
v. 2. The fieldwork experience: methods and methodology --
v. 3. Ethics and politics in fieldwork --
v. 4. Analysis, outcomes, and reflections. VOLUME 1: Origins and definitions of fieldwork --
SECTION 1: What is fieldwork? --
Introduction: The place of field work in social science / Everett C. Hughes --
Approaches to fields work / Robert G Burgess --
The meaning of field work / Buford H .Junker --
Fieldwork vs. (just) being in the field / Harry F. Wolcott --
SECTION 2: Fieldwork and theory --
Social theory in field work / Joseph Bensman & Arthur J. Vidich --
The method of field-work and the invisible facts of native law and economics / Bronislaw Malinowski --
Theoretical presuppositions of fieldwork / Rosalie H. Wax --
Fieldwork and the empirical tradition / E.E. Evans-Pritchard --
The logic and social psychology of field research / Leonard Schatzman & Anselm L. Strauss --
Situating feminist dilemmas in fieldwork / Diane L. Wolf --
SECTION 3: Early fieldwork --
Frontier anthropologist: concerning Henry Rowe Schoolcraft / H.R. Hays --
The convergent period c.1835 --
1859 / T.K. Penniman --
The ethnographer's magic --
fieldwork in British anthropology from Tyler to Malinowski / George W. Stocking(Jr) --
Confessions of ignorance and failure / Bronislaw Malinowski --
SECTION 4: Fieldwork closer to home --
On anthropology "at home" / Donald A. Messerschmidt --
Ethnography reconstructed --
professional stranger at fifteen / A. Agar --
The development of field research methods / Martin Bulmer --
SECTION 5: Fieldwork and fieldworkers --
Fieldworkers as professionals / S. Kleinman & M. Copp --
Gender and fieldwork relationships / Carol A.B. Warren --
The sex(ual) field / Amanda Coffey. VOLUME 2: The fieldwork experience: methods and methodology --
SECTION 1: Early days in the field --
First day in the field / Blanche Geer --
Managing a convincing self-preservation: some personal reflections on entering the field / William B. Shaffir --
Lesu: introduction & first night alone / Hortense Powdermaker --
SECTION 2: Sampling in the field --
Sampling in ethnographic field work / John J. Honigmann --
Decision taking in the fieldwork process: Theoretical sampling and collaborative writing / Janet Finch & Jennifer Mason --
SECTION 3: Observing in the field --
Roles in sociological field observation / Raymong L. Gold --
Fieldwork: The basic arts / Harry F. Wolcott --
Cracking diamonds; observer role in little league baseball settings and the acquisition of social competence / Gary Alan Fine --
Getting on the door and staying there: A covert participant observational study bouncers / David Calvey --
Uncovering the ethnographer / Odette Parry --
SECTION 4: Field talk: Interviews and conversations --
The spoken word / Beatrice & Sydney Webb --
Conversations with a purpose: the ethnographic interview in educational research / Robert G. Burgess --
Is oral history /Auto Biography? / Joanna Bornat --
SECTION 5: Documents and the field --Evidence and the proof in documentary research : 1. Some specific problems of documentary research / Jennifer Platt --
Mass-observation's fieldwork methods / Liz Stanley --
"Déjá Entendu":The liminal qualities of anthropological fieldnotes / Jean E. Jackson SECTION 6: Viewing the field: visual methods --
Visual anthropology: image, object and interpretation / Marcus Banks --
Picture this: researching child workers / Angela Bolton, Christopher Pole & Phillip Mizen --
SECTION 7: Refelecting on fieldwork experience --
Method of study / Ken Pryce --
'Like that Desmond Morris?' / Gary Armstrong. and ethics of fieldwork: Muddy boots and grubby hands / Maurice Punch --
Deconstructing the field / Roy Turner --
SECTION 2 : Taking sides --
Who's side are we on? / Howard S. Becker --
Taking sides in research: an assessment of the rationales for partisanship / Martyn Hammersley --
Don't shoot the messengers : A study in the politics and control of funded research / Christopher Pole --
SECTION 3: Sensitive and stressful situations --
Sensitivity as a problem in field research: A study of routine policing in Northen Ireland / John D. Brewer --
Reflections on fieldwork in stressful situations / Sue Cannon --
Fieldworker blues: emotional stress and research . Underinvolvement in fieldwork settings / Louis Corsino --
Putting down smoke: emotion and engagement in participant observation / John Hockey --
Negotiating power and expertise in the field / Lynne Haney --
On being sane in insane places / D.L. Rosenhan --
Problems in the publication of field studies / Howard S. Becker --
SECTION 4: Dilemmas and responsibilities --
Ethical dilemmas: The demands and expectations of various audiences / Marlene de Laine --
Some ethical considerations on field-work with the police / Clive Norris --
Blowing the whistle on police violence: gender, ethnography and ethics / Louise Westmarland --
The merits and demerits of covert participant observation / Martin Bulmer --
Secrecy, risk and responsibility / R.G. Mitchell (Jr) --
Getting close by staying distant: fieldwork with proselytizing groups / David F. Gordon. VOLUME 4: Analysis, outcomes and reflections --
SECTION 1: Analysing fieldwork --
Strategy for analysing / L. Schatzman & A. Strauss --
Grounded theory methodology : an overview / Anselm Strauss & Juliet Corbin --
Grounded theory and field research / Derek Layder --
Focusing the study and analysing the data / William Foote White --
Meanings and metaphors / Amanda Coffey & Paul Atkinson --
SECTION 2: Fieldwork and the author --
Reinstating the author / Clive Seale --
Being here / Clifford Geertz --
Being there / Clifford Geertz --
On ethnographic authority / James Clifford --
SECTION 3 : Representing fieldwork --
Ethnography and the representation of reality / Paul Atkinson --
Ethnography as narrative / Edward M. Bruner --
The rhetoric turn in ethnography / Martyn Hammersley --
Administrating poison: reporting observations / Jack Sanger --
SECTION 4: Autoethnography and writing as method --
Autoethnography, personal narrative, reflexivity / Carolyn Ellis & Arthur P. Bochner --
Writing : A method of inquiry / Laural Richardson --
SECTION 5: Leaving the field --
Leaving the dim-moon city of delight: terminating your fieldwork / Sara Delamont --
Keeping in touch: maintaining contact with stigmatized subjects / Brian Miller & Laud Humphreys.
Series Title: Sage benchmarks in social research methods.
Responsibility: edited by Christopher Pole.
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