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Representation in Ethnography by John Van Maanen
  

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Representation in Ethnography by John Van Maanen

For the past decade the function of the ethnographer's work has been challenged. Ethnographic texts are now deconstructed for their origins, their biases and their literary devices, and the boundaries of the genre have been expanded through experiments in presentation. This volume explores many of the dimensions of the representational challenge to contemporary ethnography. The contributors, well-known scholars in their field, cover such topics as: fieldnotes; the role of description, narrative, humour and acknowledgements; the relationship between ethnography and other forms of writing; and alternative means of presenting ethnographic work.

About the Author

Van Maanen holds a BA in political science from California State University, Long Beach, as well as an MS in social administration and a PhD in sociology from the University of California, Irvine.

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Book Info

Publication date

18th January 1995

Author

John Van Maanen

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Hardback
280 pages

Categories

Physical anthropology

ISBN

9780803971622

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