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Ethnography Research: Books
Use this guide for your Composition II Ethnography Research Assignment
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Books about Ethnographic Research
Shane: The Lone Ethnographer by Sally Campbell GalmanShane is at it again in this new, improved second edition of the classic introduction to ethnographic research. The new text still features our intrepid heroine as she learns what makes ethnography tick against a backdrop of Wild West metaphors, cowboy hats, cattle stampedes, and cacti--and the new edition expands on important content to provide more in-depth material and deeper opportunities for readers to learn. Added indispensable material on study design, ethnographic foundations, theoretical frameworks, and ethnographic writing complements the original material from the beloved first edition. Whether you are a complete novice or someone already familiar with ethnographic method but looking to learn more about a particular aspect of study design, this text provides a fun, creative way to engage with complex methodological ideas and questions. Updates include: - The new edition synthesizes a broad range of writing on the topic of ethnographic methods, giving students a flexible frame on which to build as they delve more deeply into the material. - While the first edition was focused on ethnography within the field of educational research and the paradigms driving that particular area of inquiry, this second edition is widely interdisciplinary and cross-field. - The use of the comic format makes this text unusually accessible for a variety of readers and learners without sacrificing complexity or the depth of the material. - The book draws from a range of new, updated sources to address what students of ethnographic methods need to know today. The classic pieces remain the same, but the rest is overhauled and updated.
Publication Date: 2018
Exploring Everyday Life by Billy Ehn, Orvar Löfgren and Richard WilkThe numerous tasks and routines that shape our daily existence can seem mundane, even invisible--and yet they play an extremely powerful role in structuring and reproducing society. Exploring Everyday Life casts light on these so-called trivialities, serving as both a guide to the invisible world of the everyday and an instruction manual for first-time explorers. Ehn, Lofgren, and Wilk demonstrate how to use a broad array of ethnographic tools to discover, map, and document new and unexplored territories and guide readers through the process of cultural analysis. Their concrete examples shed light on how a study or paper assignment can evolve and point to how cultural analysis of everyday life can be practically applied in business, government, and other arenas outside of academia.
Publication Date: 2015
Public Ethnography: How to Create and Disseminate Ethnographic and Qualitative Research to Wide Audiences by Phillip VanniniEthnography and qualitative research methodology in general have witnessed a staggering proliferation of styles and genres over the last three decades. Modes and channels of communication have similarly expanded and diversified. Now ethnographers have the opportunity to disseminate their work not only through traditional writing but also through aural, visual, performative, hypertext, and many diverse and creative multimodal documentation strategies. Yet, many ethnographers still feel insufficiently proficient with these new literacies and opportunities for knowledge mobilization, and they therefore still limit themselves to traditional modes of communication in spite of their desire for innovation. As university-based, community-driven and politically mandated agendas for broader knowledge transfer keep increasing worldwide, the demand for public scholarship continues to grow. Arguing for the need to disseminate innovative ethnographic knowledge more widely and more effectively, this book outlines practical strategies and tools for sharing ethnographic and qualitative research through widely accessible media such as magazines, trade books, blogs, newspapers, video, radio, and social media. Drawing from practical experiences and hands-on lessons, Doing Public Ethnography provides social scientists across all disciplines with concrete tactics for mobilizing knowledge beyond the academic realm.
Publication Date: 2018
Selected Ethnographies from TCC Library
American Subcultures by Eric RawsonResponding to the key issues related to how marginalized communities mesh into today's culture, American Subcultures features an assortement of readings from psychologists, journalists, philosophers, sociologists, activists, and others to give you a broad understanding of this topic in order to write competently about it.
Publication Date: 2017-10-24
Power, Knowledge and Feminist Scholarship: An Ethnography of Academia by Maria do Mar PereiraFeminist scholarship is sometimes dismissed as not quite 'proper' knowledge - it's too political or subjective, many argue. But what are the boundaries of 'proper' knowledge? Who defines them, and how are they changing? How do feminists negotiate them? And how does this boundary-work affect women's and gender studies, and its scholars' and students' lives? These are the questions tackled by this ground-breaking ethnography of academia inspired by feminist epistemology, Foucault, and science and technology studies. Drawing on data collected over a decade in Portugal and the UK, US and Scandinavia, this title explores different spaces of academic work and sociability, considering both official discourse and 'corridor talk'. It links epistemic negotiations to the shifting political economy of academic labour, and situates the smallest (but fiercest) departmental negotiations within global relations of unequal academic exchange. Through these links, this timely volume also raises urgent questions about the current state and status of gender studies and the mood of contemporary academia. Indeed, its sobering, yet uplifting, discussion of that mood offers fresh insight into what it means to produce feminist work within neoliberal cultures of academic performativity, demanding increasing productivity. As the first book to analyse how academics talk (publicly or in off-the-record humour) about feminist scholarship, Power, Knowledge and Feminist Scholarship is essential reading for scholars and students in gender studies, LGBTQ studies, post-colonial studies, STS, sociology and education. Winner of the FWSA 2018 Book Prize competition The Open Access version of this book, available at https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315692623, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.
Publication Date: 2017
Crisis Reporters, Emotions, and Technology: An Ethnography by Johana KotišováThis open access book explores the emotional labour of crisis reporters in an original style that combines fictional and factual narrative. Exploring how journalists make sense of their emotional experience and development in relation to their professional ideology, it illustrates how media professionals learn to think and act within crisis situations. Drawing on in-depth interviews with journalists reporting on wars, terror attacks and natural disasters, the book rethinks traditional concepts in journalistic thought. Finally, it reflects on the specific, contemporary vulnerabilities of industry professionals, including the impact of new technologies, specific forms of precarity, and a particular strain of cynicism central to the industry. Combining comprehensive, empirical research with the fictional narrative of a journalist protagonist, Crisis Reporters, Emotions and Technology establishes an innovative approach to academic storytelling.
Furry fandom is a recent phenomenon, but anthropomorphism is an instinct hard-wired into the human mind: the desire to see animals on an equal footing with people. In Furry Nation, author Joe Strike shares the very human story of the people who created furry fandom, the many forms it takes-from the joyfully public to the deeply personal- and how Furry transformed his own life.
Randall Balmer takes a journey into the world of conservative Christians in America. Through the eyes of those encountered on the journeys, the book shows a more accurate and balanced understanding of an abiding tradition that, as the text argues, is both rich in theological insights and mired in contradictions.
Based on the author's own ethnographic fieldwork in New York, where sneaker subculture is said to have originated, this unique study traces the transformation of sneakers from sportswear to fashion symbol. Sneakers explores the obsessions and idiosyncrasies surrounding the sneaker phenomenon, from competitive subcultures to sneaker painting and artwork.
In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of twenty-first-century America's most devastating problems.
Released in 1974 -- decades before the Internet and social media -- Dungeons & Dragons inspired one of the original nerd subcultures, and is still revered by millions around the world. As he chronicles the game's surprising origins (a history largely unknown even to hardcore players) and examines D & D's impact, Ewalt interweaves subculture analysis with his own gaming experiences to shed light on America's most popular (and widely misunderstood) form of collaborative entertainment.
Cultural historian Carol Siegel provides a fascinating look at Goth, a subculture among Western youth. While the fortunes of Goth culture form a portion of this book's story, Siegel is more interested in pursuing Goth as a means of resisting regimes of sexual normalcy, especially in its celebration of sadomasochism.