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Description - Documents by Annelise Riles

Documents reflects on the new challenges to humanistic social science in a world in which the subjects of research increasingly share the professional passions and problems of the researcher.

Documents are everywhere in modern life, from the sciences to bureaucracy to law; at the same time, fieldworkers document social realities by collecting, producing, and exchanging documents of their own. Capping off a generation of reflection and critique about the promises and pitfalls of ethnographic methods, the contributors explore how ethnographers conceive, grasp, appreciate, and see patterns, demonstrating that the core of the ethnographic method now lies in the way ethnographers respond to, and increasingly share the professional passions and problems of, their subjects.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780472069453
ISBN-10: 0472069454
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 256
Imprint: The University of Michigan Press
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Annelise Riles

Annelise Riles is a Professor of Law and Anthropology at Cornell University.

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