1983 Looking for Zora. In In Search of our Mothers` Gardens
... the basic similarity of narrative structure. Although their research problems, data collection,
and writing style were distinctive, both texts are remarkably parallel in their organization. The
geography of their ethnographic paths are so alike that it is logical to conjecture that Barton's
book was ...
Narrative and Experience: Telling Stories of Illness
... "emergent narratives" or "therapeutic emplotment." Mattingly creates
a view of stories as "not told so much as acted, embodied, played,
even danced" (Mattingly 2000: 181). In celtain occasions, Mattingly
argues, "time itself takes on narrative shape." (Mattingly 2000: 181).
While anthropologists lik ...
Reading and Interpreting Ethnography
... understanding human phenomena that has its origins in linguistics, and in particular the approach
developed by Ferdinand Saussure. Saussure was concerned with semiotics – how language comes to
carry meaning. His observation was that the elements of language that carry meaning – words and
letters – a ...
Ethnographic fieldwork - The Political Studies Association
... representations that are fitted to the specifics of a complex situation (Denzin and
Lincoln 2011: 4).
However, the bricoleur also has a set of tools, so the questions stand: how do we recover the
data? The specific practices of the bricoleurs’ trade are fieldwork, participant observation,
and ethnog ...
An excerpt from
... invites commentary from our consultants and seeks to make that commentary
overtly part of the ethnographic text as it develops. In turn, this negotiation is
reintegrated back into the fieldwork process itself. Importantly, the process yields
texts that are co-conceived or cowritten with local commun ...
RUPC #5 The relevance of ethnography today: is it still small
... making activity. The ethnographer steps into this zone not as
a reporter but as a mediator who works with artists to hold
together elements that are otherwise too hot or just plain elusive. To bring forward these images into the public imaginary
these mediators must build platforms for circulation a ...
The ethnographic present revisited
... in my car that still did not have one.
By the mid 1980s, however, all this had quickly changed. Portugal had entered
the European Union and infrastructures were improving at a heady pace –
especially important were the improvements in communications. Migrants were
now in their second generation – th ...
A PORTRAIT OF ANTHROPOLOGY AS A YOUNG DISCIPLINE
... the crisis. Because of this, a short examination of the book is in order.
Marcus and Fischer have divided their history of the crisis into three
parts. In the first, they make an organized effort to classify the new strategies
of interpretive ethnography that have surfaced in the movement toward a
Understanding Emotional Experience in Fieldwork
... in a larger context. As Powdermaker (1966) has explained, ethnographers “write out of their immersion
and participation in a particular situation . . . the particular illuminates the human condition” (p. 296). On
occasion, these “particulars” come to us, unannounced, on our doorstep, but mostly, we ...
... What is particularly important in the discussion
that hovers around the self-consciously
experimental texts is not experimentation for its
own sake, but the theoretical insight that the play
with writing technique brings to consciousness,
and the sense that continued innovation in the
nature of ethn ...
... Malinowski believed that all aspects of
culture were linked and intertwined,
making it impossible to write about just
one cultural feature without discussing
how it relates to others.
Malinowski argued that understanding
the emic perspective, the native’s point
of view, was the primary goal of
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