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Critical Ethnography
Method, Ethics, and Performance

Third Edition


April 2019 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
 
1. Introduction to Critical Ethnography: Theory and Method
Defining Terms: What Is the Critical in Critical Ethnography?  
Dialogue: Virtues and Challenges  
The Method and Theory Nexus  
Key Terms  
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2. Methods: “Do I Really Need a Method?” A Method... or Deep Hanging Out?
“Who Am I?” Starting Where You Are  
“Who Else Has Written About My Topic?” Being a Part of an Interpretive Community  
The Power of Purpose: Bracketing Your Subject  
Preparing for the Field: The Research Design and Lay Summary  
The Interview  
Formulating Questions  
Questions to Get Started: Experience, Opinions, Feelings, and the Senses  
Creativity, Questions, and Three Favorites  
Memory and the Oral History Interview  
Rapport: How and What is this Between Us  
Coding and Logging Data  
A Biomimetics of Ethnography  
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3. Three Stories: Case Studies in Critical Ethnography
Case 1: Local Activism in West Africa  
Case 2: Secrets, Sexuality, and Oral History  
Case 3: Community Theatre: Conflicts and Organization  
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4. Ethics
Ethics Is...  
Ethics, Faith, and Environmental Activism  
The Question of Freedom  
Maria Lugones: Contemporary Ethics, Ethnography, and Loving Perception  
Summary  
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5. Methods and Application: Three Case Studies in Ethical Dilemmas
Case 1: Local Activism in West Africa  
Case 2: Secrets, Sexuality, and Oral History  
Case 3: Community Theatre: Conflicts and Organization  
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6. Performance and Performed Ethnography
Foundational Concepts in Performance and Social Theory  
Utopian Performatives  
The Performance Interventions of Dwight Conquergood  
Staging Ethnography as Performed Ethnography  
Autoethnography and/or Reflexive Ethnography  
Autoethnography in Performance as Critical Reflections  
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7. It’s Time to Write: Writing as Performance
Getting Started: In Search of the Muse  
The Anxiety of Writing: Wild Mind and Monkey Mind  
Writing as Performance and Performance as Writing  
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8. The Case Studies
Case 1: Staging Cultural Performance  
Case 2: Oral History and Performance  
Case 3: Fieldwork and Social Drama  
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