9781577663645

The Cultural Experience: Ethnography In Complex Society

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    9781577663645

  • ISBN10:

    1577663640

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/1/2004
  • Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc

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Table of Contents

To the Instructor vii
Part I: Doing Ethnography
1(100)
Culture and Ethnography
3(10)
Culture
5(4)
What Is Culture?
5(1)
Attributes of Culture
6(2)
Kinds of Culture
8(1)
Ethnography
9(4)
What Is Ethnography?
9(1)
Naive Realism
9(1)
Ethnocentrism
10(1)
Subjects, Respondents, and Informants
10(3)
Microcultures
13(8)
What Are Microcultures?
13(3)
Locating and Choosing a Microculture
16(5)
Cultural Informants
21(12)
Locating Cultural Informants
22(3)
Find an Informant You Already Know
22(1)
Find an Informant ``Cold Turkey''
23(1)
Find an Informant through a Go-Between
23(2)
Attributes of a Good Informant
25(1)
One Informant or Many?
26(1)
Identifying Yourself and Explaining the Project
27(1)
Controlling Anxiety
28(1)
Recording Ethnographic Field Data
28(1)
Ethical Responsibilities
29(4)
Human Subjects Research Requirements
29(4)
Discovering Folk Terms
33(10)
The First Interview
34(4)
Explaining the Research
34(1)
Asking Descriptive Questions
35(3)
Descriptive Questions
38(2)
Field Notes
40(1)
Preliminary Analysis
41(2)
Discovering Taxonomic Structure
43(14)
Taxonomic Structure
43(5)
Domains
43(1)
Taxonomies
44(2)
Semantic Relationships
46(1)
Design Principles of a Taxonomy
47(1)
Eliciting Taxonomies
48(3)
Step 1: Analyzing Field Notes
48(2)
Step 2: Asking Structural Questions
50(1)
Troubleshooting for Errors in Taxonomies
51(3)
Bad Spots
51(1)
Compound Taxonomies
52(2)
Why Collect Taxonomies?
54(3)
Discovering Meaning
57(10)
Attributional Meaning
57(2)
Discovering and Displaying Attributional Meaning
59(8)
Identifying Contrast Sets
59(1)
Constructing a Paradigm
60(1)
Checking for Attributes in Your Field Notes
61(2)
Asking Attribute Questions
63(2)
Culture or Personal Meaning?
65(2)
Ethnographic Detail and Cultural Focus
67(10)
Eliciting Ethnographic Detail
67(7)
Focusing the Ethnography
74(3)
Cultural Themes and Cultural Adaptation
77(6)
Cultural Themes
77(2)
Discovering Themes
79(1)
Cultural Strategies
80(3)
Writing and Using Ethnography
83(18)
Writing the Ethnography
83(10)
Cultural Representation
84(1)
Writing and Ethics
85(1)
Audience
85(1)
Choosing a Thesis
86(1)
Parts of a Paper
87(3)
Using Taxonomies and Paradigms
90(1)
Using Quotes
91(2)
Ethnographic Research and Uses
93(4)
Research Abroad
93(1)
Problem-Based Ethnography
93(4)
Bibliography
97(4)
Part II: Student Ethnographies
101
Getting the Truth: The Police Detective and the Art of Interviewing
103(9)
Cole Akeson
Juicing Their Way to the Top: Ethnography of a Tattoo Shop
112(9)
Jennifer Boehlke
No Money, No Honey: An Ethnography of Exotic Dancers
121(9)
Melissa Cowell
Where Did the Time Go?: A Look into a Jesuit Pastor's Struggle with Time
130(9)
Meghan Greeley
``Alice in Wonderland'': The Culture of a Neighborhood Flower Shop
139(9)
Sana Haque
Dealing with Dickheads: An Ethnography of a Nightclub Staff Member
148(8)
John Hoch
Ethnography of a Legal Secretary
156(9)
Jordan Pender
Coping with Stress: An Ethnography of Firefighters
165(7)
Alex Rubenstein
The Modern Pest Control Revolution
172(7)
Byron Thayer
Catching Babies: An Ethnography of a Licensed, Traditional Midwife
179
Natasha Winegar

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