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The origins and key debates regarding institutional ethnography (IE) are briefly outlined. Key questions regarding what is IE and how can it be better critically understood and applied are addressed, before a summary of each contributing chapter is summarized. IE is relevant and has a growing following, yet its distinct ontological, epistemological, methodological, and theoretical nature must be acknowledged and appropriately grounded within firm historical roots in order to clearly interrogate its contemporary developments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerspectives on and from Institutional Ethnography
EditorsJames Reid, Lisa Russell
Place of PublicationBingley
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781787146532
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameStudies in Qualitative Methodology
ISSN (Electronic)1042-3192


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