Perspectives on and from Institutional Ethnography Vol: 15

James Reid
University of Huddersfield, UK

Lisa Russell
University of Huddersfield, UK

Product Details
15 Nov 2017
Emerald Publishing Limited
192 pages - 152 x 229mm
Studies in Qualitative Methodology
This book explores recent developments in Institutional Ethnography (IE) and offers reflective accounts on how IE is being utilised and understood in social research. IE is a sociological sub-discipline developed by Dorothy E. Smith that seeks to explicate the textual mediation of people’s everyday experiences in their local sites of being. As an approach, IE is growing in significance across the globe, particularly in Canada, USA, Australia and UK.  

This collection includes contributions from those involved in the early development of IE alongside Smith as well as early career researchers, new to the sociology, theory and method of IE. Chapters focus on IE as a sociological theory and qualitative research method; the relationship between data generation and analysis in IE; implications from its findings for policy; and IE as a significant methodological approach. This involves explication of the theoretical, the operationalization of IE, and links between the theoretical and the empirical. It illuminates the relationship between data generation and analysis and includes consideration of its own textual relations of ruling.
Introduction; Lisa Russell
1. The Dialogic Production of Informant Specific Maps; Debra Talbot  
2. Reflexivity and Praxis: The Redress of 'I' Poems in Revealing Standpoint; James Reid 
3. Institutional Ethnography and Actor-Network-Theory - In Dialogue; Michael K. Corman and Gary RS Barron 
4. Standpoint: Using Bourdieu to Understand IE and the Researcher’s Relation with Knowledge Generation; James Reid 
5. Institutional Ethnography, Critical Discourse Analysis and the Discursive Coordination of Organizational Activity; David Peacock 
6. Community-Based and Participatory Approaches in Institutional Ethnography; Naomi Nichols, Alison Griffith and Mitchell McLarnon  
7. Marginalised, Misunderstood and Relatively Unseen: Using Institutional Ethnography to Explore the Everyday Work of Learning Mentors in an English State Secondary School; Jo Bishop and Pete Sanderson 
8. Institutional Ethnography, Theory, Methodology, and Research: Some Concerns and Some Comments; Jonathan Tummons
James Reid is Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies at the University of Huddersfield, UK. Subsequent to social work practice with children and their families, he taught social work and worked with UNICEF in Central Asia in developing academic infrastructure and practices.  

Lisa Russell is Senior Lecturer in Education and Community Studies at the University of Huddersfield, UK. She has published in the areas of social justice, ethnography and social inclusion, and is author of Education, Work and Social Change: Young People and Marginalization in Post-Industrial Britain.

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