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  • Institutional Ethnographyby Dorothy E. Smith

    AltaMira Press 2005; US$ 32.99

    Prominent sociologist Dorothy Smith outlines a method of inquiry that uses everyday experience as a lens to examine social relations and social organization. This sociology from women's standpoints reveals the present but largely unseen social relations of everyday life. This will be a foundational text for classes in sociology, ethnography, and women's... more...

  • Chronicling Culturesby Robert V. Kemper; Anya Peterson Royce

    AltaMira Press 2002; US$ 36.99

    Description of methods used in long-term anthropological field projects, some extending over half a century. more...

  • Quick Ethnographyby Penn W. Handwerker

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 33.99

    Quick Ethnography takes traditional anthropological fieldwork techniques and applies them to contemporary applied research problems. For most applied projects, time is of the essence, and QE shows how ethnographic work can be successfully accomplished in a matter of weeks. Handwerker guides the reader through the use of research teams, highly focussed... more...

  • 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...

  • Ein Traktat über die menschliche Naturby David Hume; Horst D Brandt

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2013; US$ 24.30

    Hauptbeschreibung Neuausgabe des grundlegenden Werkes des englischen Empirismus nach der Übersetzung von Theodor Lipps Das Erstlingswerk von David Hume (1711-1776), das hier in der bearbeiteten Übersetzung von Theodor Lipps neu ediert wird, trägt den Titel A Treatise of Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental Method of Reasoning... 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...