Thinking Ethnographically

by Paul Atkinson

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  • 9780857025890
  • 9781526421807
  • 9781526421784

Written by a leading authority, this book discusses a wide range of analytic ideas that can and should inform ethnographic analysis. In introducing the notion of ‘granular ethnography’ it argues for an approach to qualitative research that is sensitive to the complexities of everyday social life.

A much-needed antidote to superficial research and analysis, the text deals not merely with the practical methods of fieldwork, but with the far more ambitious enterprise of turning ethnographic data into productive ideas and concepts. Paul Atkinson enables us not merely to do ethnography, but truly to think ethnographically. His book will prove invaluable to students and researchers across the social sciences.


  • SAGE Publications; May 2017
  • ISBN: 9781526421807
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Thinking Ethnographically
  • Author: Paul Atkinson
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780857025890
  • 9781526421807
  • 9781526421784

In The Press

A vital contribution. And all the more timely, given the continuing explosion of qualitative and ethnographic research.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780857025890
  • 9781526421807
  • 9781526421784