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9780742546776

Institutional Ethnography As Practice

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    9780742546776

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    0742546772

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-06-15
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Summary

In this edited collection, institutional ethnographers draw on their field research experiences to address different aspects of institutional ethnographic practice. As institutional ethnography embraces the actualities of people's experiences and lives, the contributors utilize their research to reveal how institutional relations and regimes are organized. As a whole, the books aims to provide readers with an accurate overview of what it is like to practice institutional ethnography, as well as the main varieties of approaches involved in the research.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
vii
Acknowledgments ix
Introduction
1(12)
Dorothy E. Smith
Part I: Institutional Ethnographic Data: Interview, Observation, and Text
13(76)
Institutional Ethnography: Using Interviews to Investigate Ruling Relations
15(30)
Marjorie L. DeVault
Liza McCoy
``Where Did You Get the Fur Coat, Fern?'' Participant Observation in Institutional Ethnography
45(20)
Timothy Diamond
Incorporating Texts into Ethnographic Practice
65(24)
Dorothy E. Smith
Part II: Analysis
89(74)
Institutional Ethnography and Experience as Data
91(18)
Marie L. Campbell
Keeping the Institution in View: Working with Interview Accounts of Everyday Experience
109(18)
Liza McCoy
Constructing Single Parent Families for Schooling: Discovering an Institutional Discourse
127(12)
Alison I. Griffith
Mapping Institutions as Work and Texts
139(24)
Susan Marie Turner
Part III: Inquiry, Projected and Accomplished
163(64)
A Research Proposal
165(16)
George W. Smith
Eric Mykhalovskiy
Douglas Weatherbee
Making the Institution Ethnographically Accessible: UN Document Production and the Transformation of Experience
181(18)
Lauren E. Eastwood
U.S. Legal Interventions in the Lives of Battered Women: An Indigenous Assessment
199(28)
Alex Wilson
Ellen Pence
References 227(14)
Index 241(18)
About the Editor and Contributors 259

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