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From notes to narrative : writing ethnographies that everyone can read

Author: Kristen Rogheh Ghodsee
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Ethnography centers on the culture of everyday life. So it is ironic that most scholars who do research on the intimate experiences of ordinary people write their books in a style that those people cannot understand. In recent years, the ethnographic method has spread from its original home in cultural anthropology to fields such as sociology, marketing, media studies, law, criminology, education, cultural studies,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Style manuals
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kristen Rogheh Ghodsee
ISBN: 9780226257419 022625741X 9780226257556 022625755X 022625755X
OCLC Number: 1042267196
Description: 150 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: why write clearly? --
Choose a subject you love --
Put yourself into the data --
Incorporate ethnographic detail --
Describe places and events --
Integrate your theory --
Embrace dialogue --
Include images --
Minimize scientism --
Unclutter your prose --
Master good grammar and syntax --
Revise! --
Find your process
Series Title: Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing
Responsibility: Kristen Ghodsee

Abstract:

Ethnography centers on the culture of everyday life. So it is ironic that most scholars who do research on the intimate experiences of ordinary people write their books in a style that those people cannot understand. In recent years, the ethnographic method has spread from its original home in cultural anthropology to fields such as sociology, marketing, media studies, law, criminology, education, cultural studies, history, geography, and political science. Yet, while more and more students and practitioners are learning how to write ethnographies, there is little or no training on how to write ethnographies well. From Notes to Narrative picks up where methodological training leaves off. Kristen Ghodsee, an award-winning ethnographer, addresses common issues that arise in ethnographic writing. Ghodsee works through sentence-level details, such as word choice and structure. She also tackles bigger-picture elements, such as how to incorporate theory and ethnographic details, how to effectively deploy dialogue, and how to avoid distracting elements such as long block quotations and in-text citations. She includes excerpts and examples from model ethnographies. The book concludes with a bibliography of other useful writing guides and nearly one hundred examples of eminently readable ethnographic books

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