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Lists with This Book. Questions of voice, style, and audience–the classic issues of rhetoric–have come to the forefront in academic circles.
Tales of the Field: On Writing Ethnography (John Van Maanen)
Robert Aston rated it really liked it Jan 29, On Writing Ethnography Maanen, John Van required text for college courses in australia, looked at the ideas of learning about culture with an open mind. Van Maanen did an excellent job of sorting many of taales various types of ethnographies. Even better, this has given me some ideas for my own writing.
Written with grace and humor, Tales of the Field will be an invaluable introduction to novices just learning the fieldwork trade and provocative stimulant to veteran ethnographers. Refreshingly humorous and accessible, Tales of the Field remains an invaluable introduction hohn novices learning the trade of fieldwork and a cornerstone of reference for veteran ethnographers. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Alan Cordova rated it did not like it Aug 28, I honestly skipped whole huge parts of the book.
Mark Hawker rated it really liked it May maaenn, Today scholars in all disciplines are realizing how their research is presented is at least as important as what is presented Victoria rated it it was amazing Oct 21, In Tales of the Field he offers readers a survey of the narrative conventions associated with writing about culture and an analysis ofthe strengths and weaknesses of various styles.
Originally published init was the one of the first works to detail and critically yhe the various styles and narrative conventions associated with written representations thr culture.
There is a funny story of a police chase. Over the years, the work has both reflected and shaped changes in the field of ethnography.
Tales of the Field
It is also short enough for the limited attention spans of lower level undergraduates. Van Maanen illustrates his discussion of each stylewith excerpts from his own work on the police.
Yin Limited preview – Paperbackpages. Tales of the Field: The book is heavy on theory, and lacks practical rield advice for those trying to write a dissertation or first book. Van Maanen provides examples of three different styles of ethnographic writing: Kelley rated it really liked it May 31, Sam Ladner rated it liked it Sep 29, Far Afield Vincent Debaene. Julia rated it liked it Dec 14, I was entertained and surprised by Van Maanen’s writing.
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Overall, I recommend this to all students of cultural anthropology, especially the very useful epilogue in the second edition. Outside the USA, see our international sales information.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Dec 05, Caitlin rated it liked it Recommends it for: Originally published init was the one of the kohn works to detail and critically analyze tsles various styles and narrative conventions associated with written representations of culture. For more information, or to order this book, please visit https: Lorena Gibson rated it really liked it Jan 24, Yu Shaun rated it really liked it Mar 03, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
The core of the work is an extended discussion and illustration of three forms or genres maaneh cultural representation—realist tales, confessional tales, and impressionist tales.
His goal is not to establish one true way to write ethnography, but rather to make ethnographers of all varieties examine their assumptions about what constitutes a truthful cultural portrait and select consciously andcarefully the voice most appropriate for their tales.
Mollie rated it really liked it Dec 09, Originally published init was the one of the first works to detail and critically analyze the various styles and narrative About John Van Maanen. Once upon a time ethnographers returning from the field simply sat down, shuffled their mmaanen cards, and wrote up their descriptions of the exotic and quaint customs they had observed.
Contents 1 Fieldwork Culture and Ethnography. Today scholars in all disciplines are realizing how their research is presented is at least as important as what is presented. Account Options Sign in.
Tales of the Field: On Writing Ethnography
My library Help Advanced Book Search. Other editions – View all Tales of the Field: This is a book about the deskwork of fieldwork and the various ways culture is put forth in print. Trivia About Tales of the Fiel Fieldwork, Culture, and Ethnography 2.
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