Doing Fieldwork in Japan

  • Filename: doing-fieldwork-in-japan.
  • ISBN: 0824827341
  • Release Date: 2003-01
  • Number of pages: 414
  • Author: Patricia G. Steinhoff
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

This volume taps the expertise of North American and European specialists on the practicalities of conducting long-term research in the social sciences and cultural studies. In first-person accounts, they discuss their successes and failures doing fieldwork across rural and urban Japan in a wide range of settings: among religious pilgrims and adolescent consumers; on factory assembly lines and in high schools and wholesale seafood markets; with bureaucrats in charge of defense, foreign aid and social welfare policy; inside radical political movements; among adherents of New Religions; inside a prosecutor's office and the JET Program for foreign English teachers; with journalists in the NHK newsroom; while researching race, ethnicity and migration; and amidst fans and consumers of contemporary popular culture.

Doing Fieldwork in China

  • Filename: doing-fieldwork-in-china.
  • ISBN: 0824830709
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 322
  • Author: Maria Heimer
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

Scholars from around the world reflect on their own fieldwork practice in order to give practical advice and discuss more general theoretical points.

Doing Fieldwork

  • Filename: doing-fieldwork.
  • ISBN: 0226869512
  • Release Date: 1986-06-15
  • Number of pages: 406
  • Author: Rosalie Wax
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Recounting her own field experiences in Japanese-American relocation centers during World War II and later in American Indian communities, Rosalie H. Wax offers advice to help the beginning field worker anticipate and confront the exigencies and accidents of fieldwork with good nature, fortitude, and common sense. Doing Fieldwork is a useful book in many respects: as a guide to participant observation and ethnographic fieldwork; as an analysis of the theoretical presuppositions and history of fieldwork; as a discussion of contemporary issues in social science research; and simply as an entertaining and dramatic story.

Doing Fieldwork

  • Filename: doing-fieldwork.
  • ISBN: 0761959645
  • Release Date: 2015-12-14
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Christopher Pole
  • Publisher:

This is a book about doing research. Not research in general, but a specific kind of research which is as much about the role of the researcher as it is about the focus of the research. The intention is to provide an open and frank account of what it is like to do research: where you, the researcher, are the reason why it will succeed or fail; where you are the main influence on what the research will discover and; how it will be received and evaluated by those who read or use its findings. This book is about research that is based on fieldwork. Fieldwork is about getting out there, wherever there is, and becoming part of what is going on. Christopher Pole and Sam Hillyard explore what doing fieldwork entails and what kinds of knowledge and understanding it can lead to. They talk about the excitement of research, the challenges and frustrations, the rewards, the tedium and the sheer hard slog that all research projects involve in different proportions, at one time or another. This is not "how to do it", but more "how it has been done and what it's actually like to do it". It will be an illuminating read for students undertaking dissertations and research projects across the social sciences.


  • Filename: shadowing.
  • ISBN: 8763002159
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 134
  • Author: Barbara Czarniawska-Joerges
  • Publisher: Copenhagen Business School Press DK

Shadowing offers an array of techniques to study people on the move, and the book is addressed to all social scientists interested in fieldwork as a way of grasping phenomena typical of late modernity. The book's starting point is that present times require different metaphors than static "cultures," "organizations," or even "societies." It is time to start constructing a mobile ethnology that is knowledge about people, objects, and ideas that circulate globally. The present text offers suggestions concerning the ways such construction may take.

Doing Fieldwork

  • Filename: doing-fieldwork.
  • ISBN: 0868405337
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 155
  • Author: John Perry
  • Publisher: UNSW Press

This book aims to introduce students to the conduct of fieldwork, the way in which anthropologists and sociologists go about the business of collecting the ‘facts’ that are the basis for later theory and description.

Doing Fieldwork

  • Filename: doing-fieldwork.
  • ISBN: 1403969086
  • Release Date: 2005-09-17
  • Number of pages: 174
  • Author: Wayne Fife
  • Publisher: Macmillan

This book is aimed at teaching potential researchers how to prepare for, conduct, and write about ethnographic research projects among disadvantaged groups.

Doing Fieldwork

  • Filename: doing-fieldwork.
  • ISBN: 1412821886
  • Release Date:
  • Number of pages: 354
  • Author: Robert Redfield
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers

Between 1934 and 1941, Robert Redfield and Sol Tax developed lines of research that anticipated and guided anthropological investigations of people living in peasant and urban communities. This book traces the development of their ethnological hypotheses and theoretical statements.

On Doing Fieldwork in Palestine

  • Filename: on-doing-fieldwork-in-palestine.
  • ISBN: 9783319342016
  • Release Date: 2016-10-21
  • Number of pages: 102
  • Author: Celia E. Rothenberg
  • Publisher: Springer

This book, based on the author's ethnographic fieldwork in the Palestinian West Bank from 1995 to 1996, aims to provide an honest, authentic, and accurate accounting of the nitty-gritty, day-to-day challenges, rewards, failures, and successes of doing fieldwork in a conservative village setting. By focussing on the intimate, typically obscured aspects of the fieldwork experience this memoir is intended for students planning to do fieldwork in any locale.

Out in the Field

  • Filename: out-in-the-field.
  • ISBN: 0252065182
  • Release Date: 1996-01-01
  • Number of pages: 315
  • Author: Ellen Lewin
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press

"Lesbian and gay anthropologists write in "Out in the Field" about their research and personal experiences in conducting fieldwork, about the ethical and intellectual dilemmas they face in writing about lesbian or gay populations, and about the impact on their careers of doing lesbian/gay research. The first volume in which lesbian and gay anthropologists discuss personal experiences, "Out in the Field" offers compelling illustrations of professional lives both closeted and out to colleagues and fieldwork informants. It also concerns aligning career goals with personal sexual preferences and speaks directly to issues of representation and authority currently being explored throughout the social sciences.


  • Filename: fieldwork.
  • ISBN: 0761959637
  • Release Date: 2015-12-15
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Christopher Pole
  • Publisher:

"This is not yet another step-by-step guide to research methods. Rather, Pole and Hillyard draw the reader into fieldwork as a form of living and lived research. They take key threads of research practices and processes and weave them into a holistic approach to fieldwork. Doing Fieldwork is a must read for new researchers planning a journey into the immersion of 'being there' that is field work." - Professor Garry Marvin, University of Roehampton Fieldwork is central to Sociology, but guides to it often treat the real questions invisibly or over-load the reader with micro-details. This refreshing, authoritative volume, written by two experienced, highly respected fieldworkers, provides a one-stop, engaging guide. The book: Clearly explains fieldwork methods Shows how to locate a field and map it Covers common problem areas and ethical considerations Provides a ready reckoner of time management issues Helps with analysis of findings. Doing Fieldwork is an invaluable teaching and research resource. It should be in every student's backpack and part of every researcher's tool kit. Professor Chris Pole is Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Brighton. His long-standing research interests are in social research methodology, especially Ethnography and in the Sociology of Education and Childhood. Dr Sam Hillyard is a Reader in Sociology at Durham University. Her research interests are in qualitative research methods, interactionist social theory and rural studies.


  • Filename: fieldwork.
  • ISBN: 0252013727
  • Release Date: 1987-01-01
  • Number of pages: 311
  • Author: Bruce Jackson
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Ethnographic Fieldwork

  • Filename: ethnographic-fieldwork.
  • ISBN: 9780470657157
  • Release Date: 2012-01-24
  • Number of pages: 654
  • Author: Antonius C. G. M. Robben
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Newly revised, Ethnographic Fieldwork: An Anthropological Reader Second Edition provides readers with a picture of the breadth, variation, and complexity of fieldwork. The updated selections offer insight into the ethnographer?s experience of gathering and analyzing data, and a richer understanding of the conflicts, hazards and ethical challenges of pursuing fieldwork around the globe. Offers an international collection of classic and contemporary readings to provide students with a broad understanding of historical, methodological, ethical, reflexive and stylistic issues in fieldwork Features 16 new articles and revised part introductions, with additional insights into the experience of conducting ethnographic fieldwork Explores the importance of fieldwork practice in achieving the core theoretical and methodological goals of anthropology Highlights the personal and professional challenges of field researchers, from issues of professional identity, fieldwork relations, activism, and the conflicts, hazards and ethical concerns of community work.

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