Critical Ethnography

Critical Ethnography

Method, Ethics, and Performance

Book - 2005
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Sage Publications

Critical Ethnography presents a fresh new look at critical ethnography by emphasizing the significance of ethics and performance in the art and politics of fieldwork. The book explores an ethics of ethnography while illustrating the relevance of performance ethnography across disciplinary boundaries. The productive links between theory and method are celebrated in this text. Theoretical concepts range from queer theory, feminist theory, and critical race theory to Marxism and phenomenology. The methodological techniques range from designing and asking in-depth interview questions and developing rapport to coding and interpreting data.



Baker & Taylor
"This text presents a fresh new look at critical ethnography by emphasizing the significance of ethics and performance in the art and politics of fieldwork. The book explores an ethics of ethnography while illustrating the relevance of performance ethnography across disciplinary boundaries. The new edition is comprehensive, incorporating more extended discussions on theories and methods, thereby providing the reader with a broad range of considerations and choices. It also includes chapters on visual culture and performance"--

Book News
Madison describes how even when ethnographers have good intentions, use good craftsmanship, and adhere to accepted practices, representing the "other" is still going to be a complicated and contentious process. She introduces the theory and methods of critical ethnography, including its position within the larger field of ethnography. She describes practicing critical ethnography, including developing identity and establishing place in the intellectual community within one's subject of study, preparing one's purpose and course of action in the field, formulating questions, interviewing, and building rapport, giving case studies in critical ethnography as examples. She defines ethics and describes the code of ethics for fieldwork, again with case studies. She also describes performance ethnography, including conducting writing as performance. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
This book presents a fresh new look at critical ethnography by emphasizing the significance of ethics and performance in the art and politics of fieldwork. The productive links between theory and method are celebrated in this text. Theoretical concepts range from queer theory, feminist theory, and critical race theory to Marxism and phenomenology. The methodological techniques range from designing and asking in-depth interview questions to building and developing rapport and coding and interpreting data. The various theories and methods culminate in three fictional ethnographic case studies that "enact" the interdependence between theory and method and the significance of social theory, ethics, and performance.
Critical Ethnography reaches out to students conducting field research. In particular, upper-division undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in ethnography, qualitative research methods, critical/cultural research methods, or advanced research methods will find this book to be of great value.

Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, c2005
ISBN: 9780761929154
0761929150
9780761929161
0761929169
Characteristics: xii, 245 p. ; 23 cm

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