9780759107977

The Art Of Fieldwork

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  • ISBN13:

    9780759107977

  • ISBN10:

    0759107971

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-11-28
  • Publisher: Altamira Pr

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Summary

In this long-anticipated second edition of The Art of Fieldwork, prominent anthropologist Harry F. Wolcott updates his original groundbreaking text, which both challenges and petitions anthropology and its practitioners to draw not only on the traditional precepts of science, but also on the richness of artistry in the collection, interpretation, and expression of fieldwork data.

Author Biography

Harry F. Wolcott is professor emeritus in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Oregon.

Table of Contents

PART I FIELDWORK CONTEXTS
1(54)
Introduction
3(12)
Fieldwork as Art?
15(10)
How Art Works
25(30)
PART II THE FIELDWORK PART OF FIELDWORK
55(92)
Fieldwork versus (Just) Being in the Field
57(22)
Fieldwork: The Basic Arts
79(36)
Fieldwork: The Darker Arts
115(32)
PART III FIELDWORK AS MINDWORK
147(64)
The Art of (Conceptual) Self-Defense
151(18)
The Art of Conceptualizing
169(20)
The Art of Self-Expression
189(22)
PART IV FIELDWORK AS PERSONAL WORK
211(50)
The Satisfactions of Fieldwork
213(16)
The Art of Discretion
229(32)
References and Select Bibliography 261(22)
Name Index 283(4)
Subject Index 287(4)
About the Author/About the Book 291

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