Fieldnotes : The Makings of Anthropology /

Thirteen distinguished anthropologists describe how they create and use the unique forms of writing they produce in the field. They also discuss the fieldnotes of seminal figures-Frank Cushing, Franz Boas, W. H. R. Rivers, Bronislaw Malinowski, and Margaret Mead-and analyze field writings in relatio...

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Other Authors: Sanjek, Roger (Editor,
Format: eBook
Published: Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, [2019]
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • I. Living with Fieldnotes
  • "I Am a Fieldnote": Fieldnotes as a Symbol of Professional Identity / Jackson, Jean E.
  • Fire, Loss, and the Sorcerer's Apprentice / Sanjek, Roger
  • II. Unpacking ,,Fieldnotes"
  • Notes on (Field)notes / Clifford, James
  • Pretexts for Ethnography: On Reading Fieldnotes / Lederman, Rena
  • A Vocabulary for Fieldnotes / Sanjek, Roger
  • III. Fieldnote Practice
  • Thirty Years of Fieldnotes: Changing Relationships to the Text / Ottenberg, Simon
  • Quality into Quantity: On the Measurement Potential of Ethnographic Fieldnotes / Johnson, Allen / Johnson, Orna R.
  • The Secret Life of Fieldnotes / Sanjek, Roger
  • IV. Fieldnotes in Circulation
  • Fieldnotes: Research in Past Occurrences / Bond, George C.
  • Adventures with Fieldnotes / Obbo, Christine
  • Refractions of Reality: On the Use of Other Ethnographers' Fieldnotes / Lutkehaus, Nancy
  • Fieldnotes and Others / Sanjek, Roger
  • V. From Fieldnotes to Ethnography
  • Chinanotes: Engendering Anthropology / Wolf, Margery
  • Hearing Voices, Joining the Chorus: Appropriating Someone Else's Fieldnotes / Smith, Robert J.
  • Fieldnotes, Filed Notes, and the Conferring of Note / Plath, David W.
  • On Ethnographic Validity / Sanjek, Roger
  • Index