Ethnographic Research and Analysis: Anxiety, Identity and Self

Tom Vine (Editor), Jessica Clark (Editor), Sarah Richards (Editor), David Weir (Editor)

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Abstract

This book reflects on the contemporary use of ethnography across both social and natural sciences, focusing in particular on organizational ethnography, autoethnography, and the role of storytelling. The chapters interrogate and reframe longstanding ethnographic discussions, including those concerning reflexivity and positionality, while exploring evolving themes such as the experiential use of technologies. The open and honest accounts presented in the volume explore the perennial anxieties, doubts and uncertainties of ethnography. Rather than seek ways to mitigate these ‘inconvenient’ but inevitable aspects of academic research, the book instead finds significant value to these experiences. Taking the position that collections of ethnographic work are better presented as transdisciplinary bricolage rather than as discipline-specific series, each chapter in the collection begins with a reflection on the existing impact and character of ethnographic research within the author’s native discipline. The book will appeal to all academic researchers with an interest in qualitative methods, as well as to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages315
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781137585554
ISBN (Print)9781137585547
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes

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