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Tales of the Field: On Writing Ethnography
Tales of the Field: Van Maanen divides the genre into three major categories — realist, confessional and impressionist tales — and treats each separately, illustrating his analysis with examples drawn from his own fieldwork on a United States police force.
Jan 04, Nicole added it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. In Pursuit of Culture 3. I was entertained and surprised by Van Maanen’s writing. The book is heavy on theory, and lacks practical writing advice for those trying to write a dissertation or first book.
Over the years, the work has both reflected and shaped changes in the field of ethnography. Robert Aston rated it really liked it Jan 29, John Van Maanen, anexperienced ethnographer of modern organizational structures, is one who believes that the real work begins when he returns to his office with cartons of notes and tapes.
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Kelley rated it really liked it May 31, He provided information on how each ethnographer would gather, coalesce, and publish findings, WITH examples of how it would look in the real world. I honestly skipped whole huge parts of the book. Stephane Ethier rated it it was amazing May 16, On Writing Ethnography Chicago guides to writing, editing and publishing: To ask other readers questions about Tales of the Fieldplease sign up. Dec 05, Caitlin rated it liked it Recommends it for: Schell Professor of Management and professor of organization studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Melanie rated it really liked it Feb 26, Overall, I recommend this to all students of cultural anthropology, especially the very useful epilogue in the second edition This is an extended rumination of various forms of ethnography, and the nature of different kinds of “tales” that ethnographers can tell. Originally published init was the one of the first works to detail and critically analyze the various styles and narrative conventions associated with written representations of culture.
Kris rated it really liked it Feb 16, The core of the work is an extended discussion and illustration of three forms or genres of cultural representation—realist tales, confessional tales, and impressionist tales.
Van Maanen writes that Tales of the Field is aimed at what he calls “collegial readers” rather than at “social science” or “general” readers.
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.
Tales of the Field
Jan 12, Trish Bodine rated it really liked it. Chahrazad rated it it was amazing Sep 17, Organizational Culture and Leadership Edgar H. Impressionist tales suggest that we learn more from the exceptional than from the topical. Other editions – View all Tales of the Field: The core of the work is an extended discussion and illustration of three forms or genres of cultural representation—realist tales, confessional tales, and impressionist tales.
Tales of the Field: On Writing Ethnography, Second Edition, Van Maanen
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Writing ethnography was historically considered a matter of “style,” but Van Maanen challenges this notion and presents three methods for writing up fieldwork and participant observation data. Jen rated it liked it Aug 01, In some quarters this is heresy. Mollie rated it really liked it Dec 09, Outside the USA, see our international sales information.
This is a book about the deskwork of fieldwork and the various ways culture is put forth in print. Tales of the Field: Contents 1 Fieldwork Culture and Ethnography.
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