The Pull of the Earth

Author: Laurie Thorp
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759107830
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A literary ethnography of how a garden at an underserved school changed the educational environment.

Writing in the San d

Author: Keyan G. Tomaselli
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 0759113831
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Writing in the San/d details experiences and encounters with First People's ('Bushmen') living in the Kalahari Desert (Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa) (1995-2004), and a Khoi (1984) community in the eastern Cape, South Africa.

Performing Black Masculinity

Author: Bryant Keith Alexander
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 0759114188
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Alexander's linked essays on the African American male experience.

Pursuing Hollywood

Author: Nathaniel Kohn
Publisher: Altamira Pr
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A former Hollywood screenwriter and producer (Zulu Dawn) recounts his experiences and relates them to communication and cultural theory.

Organizational Ethnography

Author: Sierk Ybema
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473903386
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here Just as newspapers do not, typically, engage with the ordinary experiences of people's daily lives, so organizational studies has also tended largely to ignore the humdrum, everyday experiences of people working in organizations. However, ethnographic approaches provide in-depth and up-close understandings of how the 'everyday-ness' of work is organized and how, in turn, work itself organizes people and the societies they inhabit. Organizational Ethnography brings contributions from leading scholars in organizational studies that serve to unpack an ethnographic perspective on organizations and organizational research. The authors explore the particular problems faced by organizational ethnographers, including: - questions of gaining access to research sites within organizations; - the many styles of writing organizational ethnography; - the role of friendship relations in the field; - problems of distance and closeness; - the doing of at-home ethnography; - ethical issues; - standards for evaluating ethnographic work. This book is a vital resource for organizational scholars and students doing or writing ethnography in the fields of business and management, public administration, education, health care, social work, or any related field in which organizations play a role.

Doing Writing Qualitative Research

Author: Adrian Holliday
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473968305
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With a strong focus on using less traditional forms of data the Third Edition provides a new perspective on issues such as the role of the researcher and the impact they have on data, and also considers the impact of social, cultural and political complexities across a range of disciplines. Approachable and logically structured, this new edition expertly sets out the many roles of writing in research. From the more theoretical subjects (e.g. research strategies, data types, and writing styles) to the nitty gritty practicalities (e.g. conventions, taking notes, and writing questions), each chapter covers many common concerns writers face when attempting to transform complex data and real world research experiences into textual products. With fully updated examples and case studies as well as a strong focus on using less traditional forms of data like photographs, personal narrative, and creative non-fiction, this third edition introduces students to modern opportunities in data collection and sourcing that adds depth to their research. Find out how to: - Establish and construct research questions, frameworks, and paradigms - Engage with different styles and media of data - Present ideas clearly and persuasively - Approach sensitive issues of identity and avoid reductive judgements - Discover your individual writing voice Through its accessible advice and its exploration of social, cultural, and political complexities across disciplines, this book is appropriate for both novices and more experienced researchers and forms an essential tool for students engaging in qualitative research across a variety of fields.

Engaging Crystallization in Qualitative Research

Author: Laura L. Ellingson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412959063
Format: PDF, ePub
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Engaging Crystallization in Qualitative Research, the first "how to" book to both explain and demonstrate crystallization methodology, offers a framework for blending grounded theory and other social scientific analyses with creative representations of data, such as narratives, poetry, and film. Author Laura L. Ellingson explores relevant epistemological questions that arise when crossing methodological boundaries, provides detailed steps for design and planning, offers guidelines for improving both social scientific and creative/artistic writing, and suggests strategies for targeting publication outlets for multigenre representations.