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Title Fieldwork is not what it used to be : learning anthropology's method in a time of transition / edited by James D. Faubion and George E. Marcus ; foreword by Michael M.J. Fischer.
Imprint Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 2009.

Series Cornell paperbacks
Cornell paperbacks.
Subject Anthropology -- Fieldwork.
Ethnology -- Fieldwork.
Anthropology -- Methodology.
Alt Name Faubion, James D., 1957-
Marcus, George E.
Fischer, Michael M. J., 1946-
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 231 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes toward an ethonographic memoir of supervising graduate research through anthropology's decades of transformation / George E. Marcus -- Phantom epistemologies / Kristin Peterson -- Ethnographic remnants : range and limits of the social method / Jae A. Chung -- On the ethics of unusable data / Jennifer A. Hamilton -- Caught! The predicaments of ethnography in collaboration / Deepa S. Reddy -- The Dracula ballet : a tale of fieldwork in politics / Nahal Naficy -- The "work" of ethnographic fieldwork / Lisa Breglia -- The ethics of fieldwork as an ethics of connectivity, or, The good anthropologist (isn't what she used to be) / James D. Faubion -- Figuring out ethnography / Kim Fortun -- Collaboration, coordination, and composition : fieldwork after the Internet / Christopher Kelty ; with contributions from Hannah Landecker [and others].
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 20, 2018).
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Note digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Summary Over the past two decades anthropologists have been challenged to rethink the nature of ethnographic research, the meaning of fieldwork, and the role of ethnographers. Ethnographic fieldwork has cultural, social, and political ramifications that have been much discussed and acted upon, but the training of ethnographers still follows a very traditional pattern; this volume engages and takes its point of departure in the experiences of ethnographers-in-the-making that encourage alternative models for professional training in fieldwork and its intellectual contexts. The work done by contributors to Fieldwork Is Not What It Used to Be articulates, at the strategic point of career-making research, features of this transformation in progress. Setting aside traditional anxieties about ethnographic authority, the authors revisit fieldwork with fresh initiative. In search of better understandings of the contemporary research process itself, they assess the current terms of the engagement of fieldworkers with their subjects, address the constructive, open-ended forms by which the conclusions of fieldwork might take shape, and offer an accurate and useful description of what it means to become-and to be-an anthropologist today. Contributors:Lisa Breglia, George Mason University; Jae A. Chung, Aalen University; James D. Faubion, Rice University; Michael M.J. Fischer, MIT; Kim Fortun, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Jennifer A. Hamilton, Hampshire College; Christopher M. Kelty, UCLA; George E. Marcus, University of California, Irvine; Nahal Naficy, Rice University; Kristin Peterson, University of California, Irvine; Deepa S. Reddy, University of Houston-Clear Lake.
Note In English.
ISBN 9780801463594 (electronic bk.)
0801463599 (electronic bk.)
9780801447761 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0801447763 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780801475115 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0801475112 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 10.7591/9780801463594
OCLC # 732957083
Additional Format Print version: Fieldwork is not what it used to be. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2009 (DLC) 2008049124


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