This book reflects on the contemporary use of ethnography across both social and natural sciences, focusing in particular on organizational ethnography, autoethnography, and the role of storytelling. The chapters interrogate and reframe longstanding ethnographic discussions, including those concerning reflexivity and positionality, while exploring evolving themes such as the experiential use of technologies. The open and honest accounts presented in the volume explore the perennial anxieties, doubts and uncertainties of ethnography. Rather than seek ways to mitigate these ‘inconvenient’ but inevitable aspects of academic research, the book instead finds significant value to these experiences.
Taking the position that collections of ethnographic work are better presented as transdisciplinary bricolage rather than as discipline-specific series, each chapter in the collection begins with a reflection on the existing impact and character of ethnographic research within the author’s native discipline. The book will appeal to all academic researchers with an interest in qualitative methods, as well as to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Palgrave Macmillan UK; October 2017
- ISBN: 9781137585554
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- Title: Ethnographic Research and Analysis
- Author: Tom Vine (ed.); Jessica Clark (ed.); Sarah Richards (ed.); David Weir (ed.)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
About The Author
Tom Vine is a senior lecturer at the University of Suffolk, UK. He leads a suite of MBA programmes at Suffolk Business School where he actively encourages his students to engage with a diverse range of scholarly research beyond the realm of business studies. He is also committed to expanding hitherto marginalised research methodologies in his field.
Jessica Clark is a senior lecturer at the University of Suffolk, UK. She is a sociologist publishing in the fields of children's sexual cultures, contemporary boyhoods, children and popular culture and methodological issues in research with children.
Sarah Richards is a senior lecturer at the University of Suffolk, UK, where she teaches childhood and youth studies. She publishes in the field of social policy with particular reference to intercountry adoption policy and adoption narratives. Her recent publications focus on interrogating research methodologies with children.
David Weir is Professor of Intercultural Management at York St John University, UK. He teaches intercultural management and has published widely on organizational culture in the MENA countries and written in a variety of ethnographic styles.