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Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
by Robert M Emerson
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In this companion volume John van Maanen's Tales of the Field, three scholars reveal how the ethnographer turns direct experience and observation into written fieldnotes upon which an ethnography is based. Drawing on years of teaching and field research... (read more)

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Picturing Culture: Explorations of Film and Anthropology
Picturing Culture: Explorations of Film and Anthropology
by Jay Ruby
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Here, Jay Ruby—a founder of visual anthropology—distills his thirty-year exploration of the relationship of film and anthropology. Spurred by a conviction that the ideal of an anthropological cinema has not even remotely begun to be... (read more)

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Research Methods in Anthropology (4TH 06 - Old Edition)
Research Methods in Anthropology (4TH 06 - Old Edition)
by H. Russell Bernard
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Research Methods in Anthropology is the standard textbook for methods classes in anthropology programs. Over the past dozen years, it has launched tens of thousands of students into the field with its combination of rigorous methodology, wry humor... (read more)

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Doing Qualitative Research: Circles Within Circles
Doing Qualitative Research: Circles Within Circles
by Margot Ely
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This is designed for those learning qualitative research and those more advanced in the field. It focuses on understanding both the cognitive processes of qualitative research and the affective feel engendered.... (read more)

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History and Theory in Anthropology
History and Theory in Anthropology
by Alan Barnard
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Overview of anthropological theory covering the historical contexts of the great debates.... (read more)

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Cross-Cultural Filmmaking
Cross-Cultural Filmmaking
by Ilisa Barbash
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This extraordinary handbook was inspired by the distinctive concerns of anthropologists and others who film people in the field. The authors cover the practical, technical, and theoretical aspects of filming, from fundraising to exhibition, in lucid and... (read more)

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Ethnography Through Thick and Thin
Ethnography Through Thick and Thin
by George Marcus
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"This is an exceptionally significant contribution both to the field of anthropology and to broader discussions among scholars in a range of culture-focused fields. It is a very thoughtful, quirky, empirically compelling, and provocative work by one of... (read more)

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Ethnography at the Edge Pbk
Ethnography at the Edge Pbk
by Jeff Ferrell
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Pioneering criminologists and sociologists vividly recount the personal and professional tribulations of conducting field research with deviant and criminal subcultures.... (read more)

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The Predicament of Culture: Twentieth-Century Ethnography, Literature, and Art
The Predicament of Culture: Twentieth-Century Ethnography, Literature, and Art
by James Clifford
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The Predicament of Culture is a critical ethnography of the West in its changing relations with other societies. Analyzing cultural practices such as anthropology, travel writing, collecting, and museum displays of tribal art, Clifford shows... (read more)

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Improvising Theory : Process and Temporality in Ethnographic Fieldwork (07 Edition)
Improvising Theory : Process and Temporality in Ethnographic Fieldwork (07 Edition)
by Malkki And Cerwonka
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Scholars have long recognized that ethnographic method is bound up with the construction of theory in ways that are difficult to teach. The reason, Allaine Cerwonka and Liisa H. Malkki argue, is that ethnographic theorization is essentially improvisatory... (read more)

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Overseas Research: A Practical Guide
Overseas Research: A Practical Guide
by Christopher Barrett
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Scholars and students engaged in overseas research projects often spend much of their time worrying about mundane details never reported in published research. In fact, the quality of scholarship often depends on the researcher's ability to navigate a... (read more)

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Being There: Fieldwork in Anthropology (Anthropology, Culture and Society)
Being There: Fieldwork in Anthropology (Anthropology, Culture and Society)
by C W Watson
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The nature of anthropological fieldwork changes from generation to generation, reflecting current personal, moral and political issues. This collection addresses the central position of fieldwork in modern social anthropology, examining previous works on... (read more)

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Innovation in Ethnographic Film: From Innocence to Self-Consciousness, 1955-1985
Innovation in Ethnographic Film: From Innocence to Self-Consciousness, 1955-1985
by Peter Loizos
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In the first coprehensive introduction to the nature and development of ethnographic film, Peter Loizos reviews fifty of the most important films made between 1955 and 1985. Going beyond programmatic statements, he analyzes the films themselves... (read more)

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Teaching Oral Traditions (Options for Teaching)
Teaching Oral Traditions (Options for Teaching)
by John Miles Foley
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Research is beginning to unearth the astounding wealth of oral traditions that have served as a vital cultural activity and verbal art for peoples throughout the world, from antiquity to the present. In this thirteenth volume of the MLA series Options... (read more)

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Kinship & Gender: An Introduction
Kinship & Gender: An Introduction
by Linda Stone
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This undergraduate textbook uses anthropological kinship as a framework for the cross-cultural study of gender. Connecting kinship with gender, Linda Stone focuses on human reproduction and the social and cultural implications of male and female... (read more)

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Anthropology At the Front Lines of Gender-based Violence (11 Edition)
Anthropology At the Front Lines of Gender-based Violence (11 Edition)
by Jennifer R. Wies
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""The editors' innovative ethnographic focus on front-line workers makes a significant contribution to the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary field of gender-based violence studies." --Madelaine Adelman, Arizona State University "Above all else... (read more)

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Peacekeeping Under Fire: Culture and Intervention
Peacekeeping Under Fire: Culture and Intervention
by Robert A Rubinstein
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The international community increasingly responds to civil wars, humanitarian crises, and other intrastate conflicts through the instrument of UN peacekeeping. Nearly all of these interventions take place in non-Western areas and involve interactions... (read more)

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Anthropology
Anthropology
by Stanley R Barrett
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In this study the history of anthropology has been divided into three phases: building the scientific foundation of the discipline, patching the cracks that eventually emerged, and demolition and reconstruction - essentially knocking down the original... (read more)

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Stranger and Friend: The Way of an Anthropologist
Stranger and Friend: The Way of an Anthropologist
by Hortens Powdermaker
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"Her book is all about people. . . . The publishers say of it that 'field work in its personal and objective dimension is placed under a kind of microscope. The book is a must for all field workers in the social sciences.' That claim does not seem to me... (read more)

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Reflections on Fieldwork in Morocco
Reflections on Fieldwork in Morocco
by Paul Rabinow
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In this landmark study, now celebrating thirty years in print, Paul Rabinow takes as his focus the fieldwork that anthropologists do. How valid is the process? To what extent do the cultural data become artifacts of the interaction between anthropologist... (read more)

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