Book , Print in English

Writing ethnographic fieldnotes

Robert M. Emerson, Rachel I. Fretz, Linda L. Shaw.
  • Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2011.
  • 2nd ed.
  • xxiii, 289 pages ; 22 cm.
Subjects
Medical Subjects
Local Subjects
Series
Contents
  • note: 1. Fieldnotes in Ethnographic Research
  • Ethnographic Participation
  • Complexities of Description
  • Inscribing Experienced/Observed Realities
  • Implications for Writing Fieldnotes
  • Reflections: Writing Fieldnotes and Ethnographic Practice
  • 2. In the Field: Participating, Observing, and Jotting Notes
  • Participating in Order to Write
  • What Are Jottings?
  • Making Jottings: How, Where, and When
  • Reflections: Writing and Ethnographic Marginality
  • 3. Writing Fieldnotes I: At the Desk, Creating Scenes on a Page
  • Moving from Field to Desk
  • Recalling in Order to Write
  • Writing Detailed Notes: Depiction of Scenes
  • Narrating a Day's Entry: Organizational Strategies
  • In-Process Analytic Writing: Asides and Commentaries
  • Reflections: "Writing" and "Reading" Modes
  • 4. Writing Fieldnotes II: Multiple Purposes and Stylistic Options
  • Stance and Audience in Writing Fieldnotes
  • Narrating Choices about Perspective
  • Fieldnote Tales: Writing Extended Narrative Segments
  • Analytic Writing: In-Process Memos
  • Reflections: Fieldnotes as Products of Writing Choices
  • 5. Pursuing Members' Meanings
  • Imposing Exogenous Meanings
  • Representing Members' Meanings
  • Members' Categories in Use: Processes and Problems
  • Race, Gender, Class, and Members' Meanings
  • Local Events and Social Forces
  • Reflections: Using Fieldnotes to Discover/Create Members' Meanings
  • 6. Processing Fieldnotes: Coding and Memoing
  • Reading Fieldnotes as a Data Set
  • Open Coding
  • Writing Code Memos
  • Selecting Themes
  • Focused Coding
  • Integrative Memos
  • Reflections: Creating Theory from Fieldnotes
  • 7. Writing an Ethnography
  • Developing a Thematic Narrative
  • Transposing Fieldnotes into Ethnographic Text
  • Producing a Completed Ethnographic Document
  • Reflections: Between Members and Readers
  • 8. Conclusion.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9780226206837 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0226206831 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 9780226206820 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 0226206823 (cloth : alk. paper)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2011016145
  • OCLC: 715287276
  • OCLC: 715287276