Cover of: Ethnographers in the Field | John L. Wengle Read Online
Share

Ethnographers in the Field The Psychology of Research by John L. Wengle

  • 865 Want to read
  • ·
  • 75 Currently reading

Published by University Alabama Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Ethnography,
  • Sociology,
  • Social Science,
  • Archaeology / Anthropology,
  • Anthropology - General,
  • Sociology - General,
  • Social Science / Anthropology / General

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8073742M
ISBN 100817351760
ISBN 109780817351762

Download Ethnographers in the Field

PDF EPUB FB2 MOBI RTF

  Ethnography (from Greek ἔθνος ethnos "folk, people, nation" and γράφω grapho "I write") is a branch of anthropology and the systematic study of individual cultures. In contrast with ethnology, ethnography explores cultural phenomena from the point of view of the subject of the study. Ethnography is also a type of social research involving the examination of the behaviour of the. Ethnographers in the Field is an elegant and foretelling must for anyone seriously contemplating fieldwork." — American Anthropologist "This book is valuable because the anonymity of Wengle's informants permitted them to ad-lib very bluntly about their experiences. Ethnography, descriptive study of a particular human society or the process of making such a study. Contemporary ethnography is based almost entirely on fieldwork and requires the complete immersion of the anthropologist in the culture and everyday life of the people who are the subject of the study.   Ethnographers may study the ways in which specific ethnic groups use locally-available materials to construct homes and tools. Ethnography is a field that is closely linked to cultural anthropology. The latter treats human society as a field of science, while the former usually mainly involves direct interaction with people.

M. Hammersley, in International Encyclopedia of Education (Third Edition), Ethnography is an approach to research that has been a significant presence within the field of education since at least the mid-twentieth century. Initially, it was largely distinctive to anthropology, but subsequently came to be used by a much wider range of researchers. Ethnographers generate understandings of culture through representation of what we call an emic perspective, or what might be described as the "'insider's point of view." The emphasis in this representation is thus on allowing critical categories and meanings to emerge from the ethnographic encounter rather than imposing these from existing models.   Book Description. Summoned by an anonymous Prosecutor, ten contemporary ethnographers gather in an aging barn to hold a trial of Alice Goffman’s controversial ethnography, On the before the trial can get underway, a one-eyed wolfdog arrives with a mysterious liquid potion capable of rendering the ethnographers invisible in their fieldsites.   A guide to ethnography. Date published Ma by Jack Caulfield. Date updated: J Ethnography is a type of qualitative research that involves immersing yourself in a particular community or organization to observe their behavior and interactions up close. The word “ethnography” also refers to the written report of the research that the ethnographer produces afterwards.

Ethnographers in the field. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, © (OCoLC) Online version: Wengle, John L., Ethnographers in the field. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, © (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors. Ethnographers who write about what they have learned from the people that they have been working with often use a research method known as participant-observation. Participant Observationis a technique of field research used in anthropology by which an anthropologist studies the life of a group by sharing in its activities.   Ethnography is defined as both a social science research method and its final written product. As a method, ethnographic observation involves embedding oneself deeply and over the long-term in a field site of study in order to systemically document the everyday lives, behaviors, and interactions of a community of people. Ethnographers in the Field is an elegant and foretelling must for anyone seriously contemplating fieldwork." American Anthropologist "This book is valuable because the anonymity of Wengle's informants permitted them to as-lib very bluntly about their experiences.