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Understanding Ethnographic Texts


Volume: 25
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Ethnography

June 1992 | 58 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In this volume, Paul Atkinson presents useful advice on how to read, and therefore how to write, ethnography. He examines how ethnographers create field notes and how they do interview transcriptions, inevitably revealing the author's hand. He outlines various literary conventions used in ethnographic writing and points out some of the recent experiments that have departed from traditional ethnographic style. He links these to an analysis of the contributions of postmodernist theory to ethnographic work.
 
Introduction
 
The Field as Text
 
Inscriptions
 
Transcriptions
 
Genres
 
Alternatives
 
Conclusion

Although this book does offer the reader some insights into how to read and write ethnographic texts, it goes beyond the scope of PGCE study for initial trainee teachers in their mini research enquiries.

Mr David Leask
Education , University of Manchester
February 22, 2012

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