Doing Cultural Anthropology: Projects for Ethnographic Data Collection

ISBN: 9781577662082
Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc
Publication Date: 2001-09
Number of pages: 192
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As a practical bridge between the classroom and the field, this down-to-earth, hands-on collection offers an impressive range of insightful, focused vignettes about cultural research that will jumpstart students' thinking about the practice of anthropology. Reflecting the contributions of nearly two dozen practicing social scientists, each clearly written chapter of Doing Cultural Anthropology covers the fundamentals of a different data-collection technique. Following an overview of a particular ethnographic method, each author describes his or her own research project and shows how that technique is utilized. Learning-by-doing remains the thrust of the latest edition, which includes two new chapters plus significant revisions to five of the original contributions. Each chapter ends with suggestions for student projects that promote firsthand exposure to what ethnographers actually do. Readers are given just enough information to appreciate the technique and to practice it for themselves.

Titles of related interest also available from Waveland Press: Angrosino, Projects in Ethnographic Research (ISBN 9781577663690); Marti, Starting Fieldwork: Methods and Experiences (ISBN 9781478632955); McCurdy et al., The Cultural Experience: Ethnography in Complex Society, Second Edition (ISBN 9781577663645); Spradley, The Ethnographic Interview (ISBN 9781478632078); and Spradley, Participant Observation (ISBN 9781478632085).

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