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Tales Of The Field

Author: John Van Maanen
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226849643
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For more than twenty years, John Van Maanen’s Tales of the Field has been a definitive reference and guide for students, scholars, and practitioners of ethnography and beyond. Originally published in 1988, it was the one of the first works to detail and critically analyze the various styles and narrative conventions associated with written representations of culture. This is a book about the deskwork of fieldwork and the various ways culture is put forth in print. The core of the work is an extended discussion and illustration of three forms or genres of cultural representation—realist tales, confessional tales, and impressionist tales. The novel issues raised in Tales concern authorial voice, style, truth, objectivity, and point-of-view. Over the years, the work has both reflected and shaped changes in the field of ethnography. In this second edition, Van Maanen’s substantial new Epilogue charts and illuminates changes in the field since the book’s first publication. Refreshingly humorous and accessible, Tales of the Field remains an invaluable introduction to novices learning the trade of fieldwork and a cornerstone of reference for veteran ethnographers.

Tales Of The Field

Author: John Van Maanen
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226849635
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For more than twenty years, John Van Maanen’s Tales of the Field has been a definitive reference and guide for students, scholars, and practitioners of ethnography and beyond. Originally published in 1988, it was the one of the first works to detail and critically analyze the various styles and narrative conventions associated with written representations of culture. This is a book about the deskwork of fieldwork and the various ways culture is put forth in print. The core of the work is an extended discussion and illustration of three forms or genres of cultural representation—realist tales, confessional tales, and impressionist tales. The novel issues raised in Tales concern authorial voice, style, truth, objectivity, and point-of-view. Over the years, the work has both reflected and shaped changes in the field of ethnography. In this second edition, Van Maanen’s substantial new Epilogue charts and illuminates changes in the field since the book’s first publication. Refreshingly humorous and accessible, Tales of the Field remains an invaluable introduction to novices learning the trade of fieldwork and a cornerstone of reference for veteran ethnographers.

Tales Of The Field

Author: John Van Maanen
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226849621
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Identifies narrative conventions in ethnology, analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of various writing styles, and shows examples of each approach

A Naturalist And Other Beasts

Author: George B. Schaller
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781578051700
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Since the 1950s, eminent field biologist George Schaller has roamed the Earth observing wild animals. His long-term studies have deeply affected the knowledge and understanding of the creatures he observed and he has reflected on this in many acclaimed books, including The Last Panda (Chicago University Press, 1994) and the award-winning The Serengeti Lion (Chicago University Press, 1976). Here, he has collected nine short pieces spanning his long and illustrious career, giving the reader a unique overview of his life and work.

Dispatches From The Field

Author: Andrew Gardner
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478608730
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Penned by advanced graduate students amidst their dissertation fieldwork, these provocative essays capture the challenges and intricacies of that anthropological rite of passage. The collections authors frankly portray the mistakes they made in the field, their struggle to analyze the events unfolding before their eyes, the psychological and emotional frustration seemingly endemic to doing ethnography, and the ethical complexities of researching living people. The authors present these essays not as models of ideal fieldwork or as a series of lessons about how to overcome potential hurdles one faces in the field, but rather as a window into the complexities of being an ethnographer in the contemporary world. Against a backdrop of subject populations increasingly informed about global relations of power and, more specifically, informed about the topography of American imperialism, these humanistic essays vividly reflect recent shifts in both the focus and methods of anthropological research, as well as the dilemmas underlying the construction of anthropological knowledge. They are meant to spark discussion and debate. While tailored to an audience relatively new to ethnographic fieldwork (and intended as a teaching tool), this collection should appeal to anthropologists and ethnographers at all points in their career.

Researching Crime And Justice

Author: Louise Westmarland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136776303
Size: 76.34 MB
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This book provides an introduction to research and some of the methods in the field of crime and justice and related areas, including police, prisons and criminal justice policy making. Less a dry 'how to' book, it is concerned rather to provide a wide-ranging discussion that illustrates the kind of research that has been done in particular areas, the findings of previous studies, the pitfalls of ‘real life’ research (and some potential solutions) and the range of possible research methods and approaches – both qualitative and quantitative. It shows how appropriate methods are chosen for particular studies and explores the theoretical underpinnings of the studies, including how and why researchers use theory; the political and ethical issues; and the role of emotions such as fear and danger in researching the field of crime and criminal justice. Key features include: First hand interviews with leading ‘hands on’ academics Examples, excerpts and sources of original research Analysis of the theories, methods and outcomes of previous research Throughout the book there is an emphasis on the often troublesome (and often ignored) relationship between the topic of study, desired outcomes and suitable methods, with a wide range of illustrative case studies. Here the approach is practical - pointing out the different approaches various studies have used and how their outcome is often determined by their choice of methods. The book also reflects on the philosophies of research and includes discussions about the way the choice of methods will be reflected in the findings and vice versa (which seems obvious but is often forgotten). Researching Crime and Justice: Tales from the Field will be an essential source of inspiration and ideas for criminology students and other researchers on crime and justice.

Tales From The Field

Author: Penny Taylor
Publisher: Skycat Publications
ISBN: 0956702929
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“My life revolves around my lurchers and terriers, and the work they do in the field. This book is a compilation of hunting tales about the dogs to whom I owe so much; it recalls events which took place before the ban, as well as those of more recent years. It examines the close relationship I have with my dogs; their successes and failures, and the disasters which sometimes befall those who try their utmost each and every time they pursue their quarry. This book is dedicated to working dogs the world over.”

A Tale Of Seven Elements

Author: Eric Scerri
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195391314
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In A Tale of Seven Elements, Eric Scerri presents the fascinating history of those seven elements discovered to be mysteriously "missing" from the periodic table in 1913.

Muzzy Field

Author: Douglas S. Malan
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1935278843
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Few ballparks still in use today can boast of hosting both Babe Ruth and Vince Lombardi during their playing days. Muzzy Field in Bristol, Connecticut, is one of them. In Muzzy Field, author Douglas S. Malan retells the stories of the events and people who shaped this municipal ballpark that is so rich in history. Tucked away in the woodsy corner of a public park located within the once-gilded boundaries of a manufacturing city, Muzzy Field's illustrious history began as a charitable land donation in 1912. With the financial backing of the sports-minded management at New Departure Manufacturing, the field became home to one of the area's strongest semiprofessional baseball teams; it also welcomed some of the greatest athletes who played the game from Ruth to Martín Dihigo and dozens of Hall of Fame athletes. From its earliest days, the colorful stories of the great barnstorming era of professional sports defined what has become a grand old dame of New England ballparks. With photos included, Muzzy Field relates the long legacy and the fascinating stories of a field that many never knew existed. They are tales from a forgotten ballpark.