Chicago Guide to Collaborative Ethnography by Luke Eric Lassiter
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Chicago Guide to Collaborative Ethnography
By Luke Eric Lassiter

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Chicago Guide to Collaborative Ethnography by Luke Eric Lassiter

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Collaboration between ethnographers and subjects has long been a product of the close, intimate relationships that define ethnographic research. But increasingly collaboration is no longer viewed as merely a consequence of fieldwork; instead collaboration now preconditions and shapes research design as well as its dissemination. As a result, ethnographic subjects are shifting from being informants to being consultants. The emergence of collaborative ethnography highlights this relationship between consultant and ethnographer, moving it to center stage as a calculated part not only of fieldwork but also of the writing process itself. "The Chicago Guide to Collaborative Ethnography" presents a historical, theoretical, and practice-oriented road map for this shift from incidental collaboration to a more conscious and explicit collaborative strategy. Luke Eric Lassiter charts the history of collaborative ethnography from its earliest implementation to its contemporary emergence in fields such as feminism, humanistic anthropology, and critical ethnography. On this historical and theoretical base, Lassiter outlines concrete steps for achieving a more deliberate and overt collaborative practice throughout the processes of fieldwork and writing. As a participatory action situated in the ethical commitments between ethnographers and consultants and focused on the co-construction of texts, collaborative ethnography, argues Lassiter, is among the most powerful ways to press ethnographic fieldwork and writing into the service of an applied and public scholarship. A comprehensive and highly accessible handbook for ethnographers of all stripes, "The Chicago Guide to Collaborative Ethnography" will become a fixture in the development of a critical practice of anthropology, invaluable to undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty alike.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226468907
ISBN-10: 0226468909
Format: Paperback
(227mm x 170mm x 12mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Luke Eric Lassiter

Luke Eric Lassiter is associate professor of anthropology at Ball State University. He is the author or coauthor of four previous books, including Invitation to Anthropology.

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