NEW IN PAPERBACK 'I wish the Handbook of Ethnography had been available to me as a fledgling ethnographer. I would recommend it for any graduate student who contemplates a career in the field. Likewise for experienced ethnographers who would like the equivalent of a world atlas to help pinpoint their own locations in the field, the Handbook of Ethnography is it' - Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 'No self-respecting qualitative researcher should be without Paul Atkinson (et al's) handbook on ethnography. This really is encyclopaedic in concept and scope. Many "big names" in the field have contributed so this has to be the starting point for anyone looking to understand the field in substantive topic, theoretical tradition and methodology. The chapters on visual ethnography and semiotics expand the field marvellously, while those on field notes and on ethics are accomplished surveys of the field' - SRA News Ethnography is one of the chief research methods in sociology, anthropology and other cognate disciplines in the social sciences. This Handbook provides an unparalleled, critical guide to its principles and practice. The volume is organized into three sections.The first systematically locates ethnography firmly in its relevant historical and intellectual contexts.
The roots of ethnography are pinpointed and the pattern of its development is demonstrated. The second section examines the contribution of ethnography to major fields of substantive research. The impact and strengths and weaknesses of ethnographic method are dealt with authoritatively and accessibly. The third section moves on to examine key debates and issues in ethnography, from the conduct of research through to contemporary arguments. The result is a landmark work in the field, which draws on the expertise of an internationally renowned group of interdisicplinary scholars. The Handbook of Ethnography provides readers with a one-stop critical guide to the past, present and future of ethnography. It will quickly establish itself as the ethnographer's bible.
Introduction to Part One The Chicago School of Ethnography - Mary Jo Deegan Symbolic Interactionism and Ethnography - Paul Rock Currents of Cultural Fieldwork - James D Faubion British Social Anthropology - Sharon Macdonald Into the Community - Lodewijk Brunt Mass-Observation's Fieldwork Methods - Liz Stanley Orientalism - Julie Marcus Ethnomethodology and Ethnography - Melvin Pollner and Robert M Emerson Phenomenology and Ethnography - Ilja Maso Semiotics, Semantics and Ethnography - Peter K Manning Grounded Theory in Ethnography - Kathy Charmaz and Richard G Mitchell Introduction to Part Two The Ethnography of Health and Medicine - Michael Bloor Ethnographic Research in Educational Settings - Tuula Gordon, Janet Holland and Elina Lahelma Ethnography and the Study of Deviance - Dick Hobbs Ethnographies of Work and the Work of Ethnographers - Vicki Smith Ethnography and the Development of Science and Technology Studies - David Hess Ethnography in the Study of Children and Childhood - Allison James Ethnography and Material Culture - Christopher Tilley Ethnography - Joost van Loon A Critical Turn in Cultural Studies The Ethnography of Communication - Elizabeth Keating Technologies of Realism? Ethnographic Uses of Photography and Film - Mike Ball and Greg Smith Introduction to Part Three Ethnography as Work - Christopher Wellin and Gary Alan Fine Career Socialization, Settings and Problems The Ethics of Ethnography - Elizabeth Murphy and Robert Dingwall Participant Observation and Fieldnotes - Robert M Emerson, Rachel I Fretz and Linda L Shaw Ethnographic Interviewing - Barbara Sherman Heyl Narrative Analysis in Ethnography - Martin Cortazzi The Call of Life Stories in Ethnographic Research - Ken Plummer Autobiography, Intimacy and Ethnography - Deborah Reed-Danahay Feminist Ethnography - Beverley Skeggs Ethnography After Post-modernism - Jonathan Spencer Computer Applications in Qualitative Research - Nigel Fielding Ethnodrama - Jim Mienczakowski Performed Research-limitations and Potential Postmodernism, Post-Structuralism and Post (Critical) Ethnography - Patti Lather Of Ruins, Aporias and Angels