Anthropologists in the Field

Anthropologists in the Field

Cases in Participant Observation

eBook - 2004
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All too often anthropologists and other social scientists go into the field with unrealistic expectations. Different cultural milieus are prime ground for misunderstandings, misinterpretations, and interrelational problems. This book is an excellent introduction to real-world ethnography, using familiar and not-so-familiar cultures as cases. The book covers participant observation and ethnographic interviewing, both short and long term. These methodologies are open to problems such as lack of communication, depression, hostility, danger, and moral and ethical dilemmas?problems that are us.
Publisher: New York N.Y. ; Chichester : Columbia University Press, 2004
ISBN: 9780231509220
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xxvii, 265 pages) : illustrations, map
Additional Contributors: Mulcock, Jane
Hume, Lynne


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