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Expressions of Ethnography
Expressions of Ethnography (August 2003)
Novel Approaches to Qualitative Methods
Robin Patric Clair - Editor

A different approach to contemporary ethnography, embracing the idea that alternative genres may be used to express cultural experience.

Expressions of Ethnography
embraces the idea that alternative genres may be used to express culture. Using examples of a wide variety of cultural phenomena, contemporary ways to practice ethnography, and novel forms of expressing the cultural experience, the book offers an eclectic ...(Read More)
On the Edge of Empire
On the Edge of Empire (February 2002)
Hadhramawt, Emigration, and the Indian Ocean, 1880s-1930s
Linda Boxberger - Author

Explores the social and political history of the Qu`ayti and Kathiri sultanates of Hadhramawt during their gradual incorporation into the British Empire.

Offering a new perspective on a little-studied society, On the Edge of Empire examines the gradual incorporation of the Qu`ayti and Kathiri sultanates of Hadhramawt in the southern Arabian Peninsula into the British Empire during the late nineteenth and early ...(Read More)
Working at the Margins
Working at the Margins (May 2001)
Moving off Welfare in America
Frances Julia Riemer - Author
Frederick Erickson - Foreword by

Uses case study narratives of marginalized adults in evaluating the move from welfare to work.

Working at the Margins describes and analyzes the move, from welfare rolls to paid employment, of adults who were marginalized from the mainstream by race, ethnicity, language, and economic status. Frances Julia Riemer utilizes ethnographic data gathered over two years from four workplaces that employed thirty seven f...(Read More)
Landscapes of Betrayal, Landscapes of Joy
Landscapes of Betrayal, Landscapes of Joy (April 2000)
Curtisville in the Lives of its Teenagers
Herb Childress - Author

Looks at how teenagers in one small town use spaces and give value and meaning to specific places.
Landscapes of Betrayal, Landscapes of Joy provides a rare glimpse into the world of teenagers, from beach parties to bedrooms, from the math class to the midnight movies. In this fascinating ethnography, Herb Childress demonstrates how our buildings and landscapes (and the institutions that shape them) systematically shortchange our k...(Read More)
For the Time Being
For the Time Being (September 1998)
Ethnography of Everyday Life
Richard Quinney - Author

Through the sharing of one man's life and photographs, this ethnography of human existence covers religion, philosophy, literature, the environment, visual arts, music, drama, literary criticism, sociology, and the psychology of self.

This book from start to finish is a study in the passing of time. And it is the passing of the writer in the course of time. We who remain as readers—you and I—imagine another ti...(Read More)
Under the Sign of Hope
Under the Sign of Hope (September 1998)
Feminist Methodology and Narrative Interpretation
Leslie Rebecca Bloom - Author

Examines the practices of life history, ethnographic fieldwork, and interpretation of women's narratives, ultimately asserting the importance of self-reflexivity for feminist methodology.

"The strength of this book lies in its careful consideration of the tensions feminist methodologies open, the problem of intersubjectivity when subjects are themselves posed as non-unitary (or split between conscious and unconscious...(Read More)
Dying the Good Death
Dying the Good Death (February 1997)
The Pilgrimage to Die in India's Holy City
Christopher Justice - Author

Exploring the Hindu concepts of good and bad deaths, this rich ethnography follows pilgrims who choose to travel to the holy city of Kashi to die.

Dying the Good Death is a unique ethnography, the first to focus on the experiences of dying at the end of the life cycle. In a region of northern India, some people at the end of their lives leave their villages and travel to the Hindu holy city of Kashi to die. These ...(Read More)
Where "Something Catches" (October 1995)
Work, Love, and Identity in Youth
Victoria I. Munoz - Author

Helps people working with youth think in new ways about the relationships between work, love, and identity and how these interact within the socio-political processes of class, race, gender, and sexuality.

"This book offers stunning insights into the formation of identity. In a language that is at once Munoz's own--even as she acknowledges and extends the languages of others (notably women theorists of color, artists, po...(Read More)
Reading Ethnography
Reading Ethnography (July 1991)
David Jacobson - Author

"Ethnography is the central activity of the majority of anthropologists. It is the source of our empirical data, the written form our analysis assumes, the principal means by which we advance our arguments, the texts through which we teach our students, and the source for most comparative and theoretical essays we write in our stance as comparative scholars. This is a careful, intelligent exploration of the nature of the ethnography through extended...(Read More)
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