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  • Using Methods in the Fieldby Victor C. de Munck; Elisa J. Sobo

    AltaMira Press 1998; US$ 33.99

    Methods textbooks generally offer prescriptive advice on how to perform certain techniques, how to develop specific strategies, how to analyze your results. But, as all experienced ethnographers know, this fine-sounding advice rarely provides ample guidance in dealing with real people in real field settings. That is where this casebook differs. Selecting... more...

  • Composing Ethnographyby Carolyn Ellis; Arthur P. Bochner

    AltaMira Press 1996; US$ 38.99

    What is it like to have lived with bulimia for most of your life? To have a mother who is retarded? To fight a health insurance company in order to survive breast cancer? Carolyn Ellis and Arthur P. Bochner have assembled innovative pieces which tackle these and other difficult questions, enlarging the space to practice ethnographic writing as the... more...

  • Ethnographyby Harry F. Wolcott

    AltaMira Press 2008; US$ 33.99

    Harry Wolcott discusses the fundamental nature of ethnographic studies, offering important suggestions on improving and deepening research practices for both novice and expert researchers. more...

  • The Rise of Anthropological Theoryby Marvin Harris

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 64.99

    The best known, most often cited history of anthropological theory is finally available in paperback! First published in 1968, Harris's book has been cited in over 1,000 works and is one of the key documents explaining cultural materialism, the theory associated with Harris's work. This updated edition included the complete 1968 text plus a new introduction... more...

  • Institutional Ethnography as Practiceby Dorothy E. Smith; Marie L. Campbell; Marjorie L. DeVault; Tim Diamond; Lauren Eastwood; Alison Griffith; Liza McCoy; Eric Mykhalovskiy; Ellen Pence; George W. Smith; Dorothy E. Smith; Susan Turner; Douglas Weatherbee; Alex Wilson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 32.99

    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.... more...

  • The Art of Fieldworkby Harry F. Wolcott

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 33.99

    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... more...

  • Ethics and the Profession of Anthropologyby Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban

    AltaMira Press 2002; US$ 32.99

    This revised second edition of Ethics and the Profession of Anthropology renews the challenge to anthropologists to engage in a dialogue concerning their commitment to professional ethical conduct. With a majority of new chapters, this edition redefines what it means to conduct anthropological research ethically, as the discipline becomes less isolated... more...

  • Ethnic Studies Researchby Timothy P. Fong

    AltaMira Press 2008; US$ 64.99

    An invaluable resource for students and service practitioners alike, Ethnic Studies Research reflects on important trends in ethnic studies offering a breadth of understanding on critical topics pertaining to the discipline. more...

  • A Passage to Anthropologyby Kirsten Hastrup

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    The postmodernist critique of Objectivism, Realism and Essentialism has somewhat shattered the foundations of anthropology, seriously questioning the legitimacy of studying others. By confronting the critique and turning it into a vital part of the anthropological debate, A Passage to Anthropology provides a rigorous discussion of central theoretical... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Inuitby Pamela R. Stern

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 99.99

    This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Inuit provides a history of the indigenous peoples of North Alaska, arctic Canada including Labrador, and Greenland. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, places, events,... more...