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Ethnographic fieldwork : an anthropological reader / edited by Antonius C.G.M. Robben and Jeffrey A. Sluka.


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Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2007.
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  • xvi, 616 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [549]-593) and index.
  • About the Editors.Editors' Acknowledgements.Acknowledgements to Sources.Fieldwork in Cultural Anthropology: An Introduction (Jeffrey A. Sluka an Antonius C. G. M. Robben).Part I: Beginnings.Introduction (Antonius C. G. M. Robben).1. The Observation of Savage Peoples (Joseph-Marie Degerando).2. The Methods of Ethnology (Franz Boas).3. Method and Scope of Anthropological Fieldwork (Bronislaw Malinowski).Part II: Fieldwork Identity.Introduction (Antonius C.G. M. Robbven).4. A Woman Going Native (Hortense Powdermaker).5. Sex, Color, and Rites of Passage in Ethnographic Research (Norris Brock Johnson).6. Walking the Fire Line: The Erotic Dimension of the Fieldwork Experience (Kate Altork).7. Self-Conscious Anthropology (Anthony P. Cohen).Part III: Fieldwork Relations and Rapport.Introduction (Jeffrey A. Sluka).8. Champukwi of the Village of the Tapirs (Charles Wagley).9. Behind Many Masks: Ethnography and Impression Management (Gerald D. Berreman).10. Ethnographic Seduction, Transference, and Resistance in Dialogues about Terror and Violence in Argentina (Antonius C.G. M. Robben).Part IV: The "Other" Talks Back.Introduction (Jeffrey A. Sluka).11. Custer Died for Your Sins (Vinwe Deloria, Jr.).12. Here Come the Anthros (Cecil King).13. When They Read What the Papers Say We Wrote (Ofra Greenberg).14. Ire in Ireland (Nancy Scheper-Hughes).Part V: Fieldwork Conflicts, Hazards, and Dangers.Introduction (Jeffrey A. Sluka).15. Ethnology in a Revolutionary Setting (June Nash).16. Human Hazards of Fieldwork (Nancy Howell).17. War on the Front Lines (Crolyn Nordstrom).18. Reflections on Managing Danger in Fieldwork: Dangerous Anthropology in Belfast (Jeffrey A. Sluka).Part VI: Fieldwork Ethics.Introduction (Jeffrey A. Sluka).19. The Life and Death of Project Camelot (Irving Louis Horowitz).20. Confronting the Ethics of Ethnography: Lessons From Fieldwork in Central America (Philippe Bourgois).21. Ethics versus "Realism" in Anthropology (Gerald D. Berreman).22. Healing Dilemmas (Donald Pollock).23. Code of Ethics (American Anthropological Association).Part VII: Multi-Sited Fieldwork.Introduction (Antonius C.G.M. Robben).24. Beyond "Culture": Space, Identity, and the Politics of Difference (Akhil Gupta and James Ferguson).25. Afghanistan, Ethnography, and the New World Order (David B. Edwards).26. Being There...and There...and There! Reflections on Multi-Site Ethnography (Ulf Hannerz).27. Ethnography in/of Transnational Processes: Following Gyres in the Worlds of Big Science and European Integration (Stacia E. Zabusky).Part VIII. Sensorial Fieldwork.Introduction (Antonius C.G.M. Robben).28. Balinese Character: A Photographic Analysis (Gregory Bateson and Margaret Mead).29. The Taste of Ethnographic Things (Paul Stoller and Cheryl Olkes).30. Dialogic Editing: Interpreting How Kaluli Read Sound and Sentiment (Steven Feld).31. Senses (Michacl Herzfeld).Part IX: Reflective Ethnography.Introduction (Antonius C.G.M. Robben).32. Fieldwork and Friendship in Morocco (Paul Rabinow).33. Tuhami: Portrait of a Moroccan (Vincent Crapanzano).34. The Way Things Are Said (Jeanne Favret-Saada).35. On Ethnographic Authority (James Clifford).Part X: Fictive Fieldwork and Fieldwork Novels.Introduction (Jeffrey A. Sluka).36. Return to Laughter (Elenore Smith Bowen).37. The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge (Carlos Castaneda).38. Shabono: A True Adventure in the Remote and Magical Heart of the South American Jungle (Florinda Donner).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 Writing son Fieldwork, including Diaries and Letters.Notes.References.Index.
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"Ethnographic Fieldwork: An Anthropological Reader" provides a comprehensive selection of classic and contemporary reflections, examining the tensions between self and other, the relationships between anthropologists and informants, conflicts and ethical challenges, various types of ethnographic research, and different styles of writing about fieldwork. This work: discusses fieldwork in general, as opposed to its formal methods; presents a good sense of the historical and conceptual development of fieldwork as the predominant methodological approach of social and cultural anthropology; and, includes introductory chapter and 38 leading articles on ethnographic fieldwork in cultural anthropology, organized around ten themes - Beginnings; Fieldwork Identity; Fieldwork Relations and Rapport; The Other Talks Back; Conflicts, Hazards, and Dangers in Fieldwork; Ethics; Multi-Sited Fieldwork; Sensorial Fieldwork; Reflexive Ethnography; and, Fictive Fieldwork and Fieldwork Novels.
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Robben, Antonius C. G. M.
Sluka, Jeffrey A.
Blackwell anthologies in social & cultural anthropology ; 9
Blackwell anthologies in social and cultural anthropology 9.

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