Ethnographic Research presents, in a single volume, a selection of ten recently published studies intended to illustrate the variety of social research which is currently being conducted within the ethnographic tradition. Together with an accompanying editorial introduction and a carefully selected range of Guided Reading Exercises, this text should provide students with a solid grounding of the different underlying assumptions, researchers' positions, methods of data collection and theoretical approaches within this broadly defined research tradition. The collection includes research from a range of different countries (Britain, The USA, Australia, Lebanon and India) and studies from a multitude of disciplines and contexts including work, policing, race and the environment. Consequently it should serve as an invaluable teaching resource on research methods courses across the social sciences, and in many neighboring disciplines.
The collection will be essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students on research methods courses, and more generally for students who are required to carry out empirical research as a core component on a wide variety of courses.
Stephanie Taylor is a lecturer in social psychology in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Open University.
Researching the Social - Stephanie Taylor An Introduction to the Ethnographic Research PART ONE: AT SOCIETY'S MARGINS Respect at Work - Philippe Bourgois `Going Legit' Policing and Public Health - Lisa Maher and David Dixon Law Enforcement and Harm Minimization in a Street-Level Drug Market PART TWO: GENDERED IDENTITIES `Not as Nice as She Was Supposed to Be' - Valerie Hey Schoolgirls' Friendships `One of the Boys' - Claire E Alexander Black Masculinity and the Peer Group PART THREE: WORKPLACE PRACTICES Manufacturing Sexual Subjects - Leslie Salzinger `Harassment', Desire and Discipline on a Maquiladora Shopfloor Distributed Cognition in an Airline Cockpit - Edwin Hutchins and Tove Klausen PART FOUR: THE CONSUMPTION OF CULTURAL PRODUCTS Tourists at the Taj - Tim Edensor Walking and Gazing The Global, the Local and the Hybrid - Marwan M Kraidy A Native Ethnography of Globalization PART FIVE: WORKING TO PROVIDE MEDICAL SERVICES Humour as Resistance to Professional Dominance in Community Health Teams - Lesley Griffiths Openness and Specialization - Nicolas Dodier and Agn[gr]es Camus Dealing with Patients in a Hospital Emergency Service