Oxford University Press, During this time beginning in August ofWacquant amassed some pages of field notes, conducted over one hundred in-depth interviews p.
Ethnography and the immersive study of power, is one of a series edited by Dvora Yanow and Pergrine Schwartz-Shea. As stated by the editors, the Routledge Series on Interpretive Methods focuses on interpretive methodology, and engages with three concerns: So far, books published in the series have dealt with research design, doing interpretive research in the area of international politics, analyzing social narratives, social science concepts, and interviewing.
Pachirat is very successful in accomplishing these aims. Fugitive life in an American city. There is also talk of an invisibility potion and an exhausted wolfdog.
In the interests of omitting spoilers — you will have to read the book to find out more about these!
Each act puts the work of the ten authors in dialogue with each other. Although he shared the play with all of the featured authors, and a few provided comments and feedback p. For example, anthropologist Clifford Geertz and sociologist W.
DuBois, among others, are quoted liberally.
Timothy Pachirat, Every twelve seconds James C. Scott, Weapons of the weak and Journalist: Katherine Boo, Behind the beautiful forevers It is not necessary to have read all of these ethnographies prior to reading the play — I had read several and have two others on my bookshelf waiting to be read.
This includes the history and practice of ethnography, questions to do with reflexivity and positionality, as well as commonalities as to how scholars across multiple disciplines approach the conduct of ethnography. Readers also learn why researchers use ethnography as a method — in spite of the problems that they encounter in the field and criticisms of published work.
The play presents ideas in a reader-friendly manner, although Pachirat includes extensive endnotes for each chapter for readers who would like to search out original sources.
The trial is artfully managed, leaving readers to make up their own minds as to the merits of the arguments presented. It also teases out some of the disciplinary differences in the ways that scholars discuss ethnography i.
The book would be a useful resource for anyone teaching a course on participant observation or ethnography, and could be enacted in class.
For other qualitative researchers, the book provides an intriguing and thoughtful way to think about some serious issues much discussed in the literature. I also found lots more to read in the reference list. I love learning about new books from my students, and am grateful to Ameya Sawadkar for letting me know about this one.
If you have come across a book on qualitative methods that you would like to share with others — post the title in the comments box below. Kathy Roulston Reference Pachirat, T.
Ethnography and the immersive study of power.Mitchell Duneier is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of California at Santa Barbara.
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