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Membership Roles in Field Research

Membership Roles in Field Research - 87 edition

ISBN13: 978-0803925786

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ISBN13: 978-0803925786
ISBN10: 0803925786
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 87
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
Published: 1987
International: No

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Membership Roles in Field Research - 87 edition

ISBN13: 978-0803925786

Patricia A. Adler and Peter Alder

ISBN13: 978-0803925786
ISBN10: 0803925786
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 87
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.

Published: 1987
International: No
Summary

There are a range of possible roles that can be played by ethnographers in field research, from the detached observer to the the fully-fledged participant. The choice of role will affect the type of information available to the researcher and the kind of ethnography written. The authors discuss the problems and advantages at each level of involvement and give examples of modern ethnographic studies.

Author Bio

Adler, Peter : University of Denver

Table of Contents

PART ONE: THE HISTORY AND EPISTEMOLOGY OF FIELDWORK ROLES
The Chicago School
More Radical Views on Membership
The California Sociologies of Everyday Life
Existential Sociology
The Investigative Paradigm
Ethnomethodology
Becoming the Phenomenon
Synthesis
The Critique of Traditional Field Research
Membership Roles in Field Research

PART TWO: PERIPHERAL MEMBERSHIP
The Process of Membership
Becoming a Peripheral-Member-Researcher
The Membership Experience
Disengagement
Reflections

PART THREE: ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP
The Process of Membership
Becoming an Active-Member-Researcher
The Membership ExperienceDisengagementReflections

PART FOUR: COMPLETE MEMBERSHIP
The Process of Membership
Becoming a Complete-Member-Researcher
The Membership Experience
Disengagement
Reflections

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