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Cultural Experience : Ethnography in Complex Society

Cultural Experience : Ethnography in Complex Society - 72 edition

ISBN13: 978-0881333497

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ISBN13: 978-0881333497
ISBN10: 0881333492
Edition: 72
Copyright: 1972
Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
Published: 1972
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Cultural Experience : Ethnography in Complex Society - 72 edition

ISBN13: 978-0881333497

James P. Spradley and David W. McCurdy

ISBN13: 978-0881333497
ISBN10: 0881333492
Edition: 72
Copyright: 1972
Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
Published: 1972
International: No
Summary

How does one go about locating culture? What questions should one ask and how should they ask them? How does one write up the material? Which research methods should one use? This successful volume allows novice researchers to discover the excitement of ethnographic research through participation while it offers an approach that enables students to describe relatively familiar cultures. The chapters are intended to reflect basic steps and difficulties that make up the research process. Includes well-written, sample student mini-ethnographies on the American scene.

Table of Contents

Part I. THE RESEARCH PROCESS
1. The Cultural Experience
2. Cultural Scenes
3. Cultural Informants
4. Cultural Meaning
5. Cultural Description

Part II. SAMPLE STUDENT MINI-ETHNOGRAPHIES
6. A Little Gem: Ethnography of an Urban Jewelry Store (Brenda J. Mann)
7. Teachers, Kids, and Conflict: Ethnography of a Junior High School (Janet Davis)
8. Golden Age Apartments: Ethnography of Older People (Nancy Wright)
9. Thumbs Out: Ethnography of Hitchhiking (Donna Carlson)
10. Helpers, Officers, and Lunchers: Ethnography of a Third-Grade Class (Jean Doyle)
11. The Great Crowd: Ethnography of Jehovah's Witnesses (Brenda J. Mann)
12. Taking Cars: Ethnography of a Car Theft Ring (Gregg Hegman)
13. The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon: Ethnography of Kitchen Culture (Alan Schroedl)
14. Flights, Trips, and Checks: Ethnography of the Airline Stewardess (Paula Auburn)
15. Growing Up Hunting: Ethnography of a Rural Bow and Arrow Gang (William D. Howard)
16. Games Children Play: Ethnography of a Second-Grade Recess (Sue Parrott)
17. Fire Calls: Ethnography of Fire Fighters (Judy Woods)

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