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Doing Ethnography by William Shaffir
Book DescriptionDoing Ethnography is an essential text for courses in ethnography, research methods (qualitative emphasis), applied sociology, and related subjects across Canada. This unique volume first considers the merits of qualitative research, profiles interviewing strategies, and discusses the relationships to respondents and how to write about social life.The second portion of Doing Ethnography contains three sections: constructing perspectives, constructing identities, as well as doing and relating. Case studies and original research are featured throughout.The editors, Dorothy Pawluch, William Shaffir, and Charlene Miall, emphasize the importance of studying social interaction. "In truth, any question about society, big or small, is ultimately about people interacting with each other. Whether the issue is changing gender relationships, corporate deeds and misdeeds, class structures, or the school performance of children from cultural minorities, it all comes down to one thing: people doing things together."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781551302454
(241mm x 165mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Canadian Scholars Press
Publisher: Canadian Scholars Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author William Shaffir
Ethnographies Revisited, Paperback (June 2009)
Presents the accounts from the authors of major book-length ethnographies, recounting how they generated their key ideas in the practice of field research. This title provides a fresh approach to teaching qualitative research by encouraging students to think creatively and theoretically in the field.
Experiencing Fieldwork, Paperback (December 1990)» View all books by William Shaffir
How do you gain entry into a research setting? What tricks are there to learning the rules of the community without alienating the people you came to study? How are good relations maintained with informants? What happens after you leave the field? This title addresses these questions.
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Author Biography - William Shaffir
Dr. Dorothy Pawluch is Associate Professor at McMaster University, Department of Sociology. Her areas of expertise are sociology of health, deviance, work and occupations, and social psychology. Dr. William Shaffir is Professor of Sociology at McMaster University. His areas of expertise are socialization and conversion, ethnic relations, religious communities, and field research methods. Dr. Charlene E. Miall is Professor of Sociology at McMaster University. Her areas of expertise are the social construction of knowledge, social psychology, deviance, family, and qualitative methods.
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