fieldwork and the ethnographic method
- ISBN: 9781845206031
- Editorial: Berg Publishers Ltd.
- Fecha de la edición: 2012
- Lugar de la edición: Oxford. Reino Unido
- Encuadernación: Rústica
- Medidas: 24 cm
- Nº Pág.: 224
- Idiomas: Inglés
Anthropologists are increasingly pressurised to formulate field methods for teaching. Unlike many hypothesis-driven ethnographic texts, this book is designed with the specific needs of the anthropology student and field researcher in mind, with particular emphasis on the core anthropological method: long term participant observation. Anthropological Practice explores fieldwork experiences unique to anthropology, and provides the context by which to explain and develop practice-based and open-ended methodology. It draws on dialogues with over twenty established and younger anthropologists, whose fieldwork spans the late 1960s to the present day, taking place in locations as diverse as Europe, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Africa, Iran, Afghanistan, North and South America. Revealing first-hand and hitherto unrecorded aspects of fieldwork, Anthropological Practice provides critical, systematic ways to enhance anthropological and alternative knowledge.