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New Frontiers in Ethnography Vol: 11

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04 Nov 2010
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
226 pages - 156 x 234 x 23mm
Studies in Qualitative Methodology


This volume seeks to address continuities and innovations within the ethnographic canon. It uses Hammersley's (1991) book "What's Wrong with Ethnography" to open and situate the debate, but then moves to engage with contemporary debates and arguments on both sides of the Atlantic. Today, ethnography has matured to become the dominant research paradigm in some sub-disciplines, but it has also been forced to adapt in response to the theoretical challenge of post-structuralism. The book examines in detail the way some more innovative and problematic ways ethnographers have reacted. Throughout, the book seeks to present a critical, realised evaluation of the strength and limitations of ethnography for the future, by celebrating recent innovations, unusual applications or instances of ethnographic practice. Like Hammersley's book in 1991, it faces and challenges fundamental questions regarding ethnography's very contribution to knowledge. The chapters in this volume are designed to appeal to the novice and the experienced ethnographer; for those embarking on ethnographic work for the first time as well as those looking to move into new methodological directions.
List of Contributors. Introduction. Chapter 1 What's (still) wrong with ethnography?. Chapter 2 The vitality of ethnographic research on race. Chapter 3 On the value of Marxism in the understanding and analysis of social class in educational ethnography and the misunderstanding of class as an epistemological category by critics of Marxist and other critical traditions. Chapter 4 Ethnography and the myth of participant observation. Chapter 5 Dual ontologies and new ecologies of knowledge: rethinking the politics and poetics of ‘touch’. Chapter 6 Ethnography as dangerous, sad, and dirty work. Chapter 7 Naughty knickers, stick-on nipples and Mrs Doubtfire: The ‘humourous’ talk of post-mastectomy women. Chapter 8 Envisioning undocumented historias: Evoking a critical performance ethnography. Chapter 9 How could you possibly know anything about that? Methodological congruence in the conduct of life history research. Chapter 10 Technology and the end of ethnography. Subject Index. Studies in Qualitative Methodology. Studies in Qualitative Methodology. Copyright page.

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