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Ethnography

Jane Seymour

in Research Methods in Palliative Care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198530251
eISBN:
9780191729980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530251.003.0013
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses ethnography, which is a research method that requires the researchers to become involved in the daily lives of a small group of patients. Thanks to a rather small collection of ... More


Audiences: Interpretation and Consumption

Nicholas Garnham

in Emancipation, the Media, and Modernity: Arguments about the Media and Social Theory

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198742258
eISBN:
9780191695001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742258.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter presents a discussion of the audience or consumers of symbolic forms. It argues the underlying current debate about the audience and the effects of the media are debates, stemming from ... More


Occupied Lives: Maintaining Integrity in a Palestinian Refugee Camp in the West Bank

Nina Gren

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166952
eISBN:
9781617976568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166952.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Media coverage of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict does not necessarily enhance one’s knowledge or understanding of the Palestinians; on the contrary, they are often reduced to either victims or ... More


The Land of the People

Edin Hajdarpasic

in Whose Bosnia?: Nationalism and Political Imagination in the Balkans, 1840-1914

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453717
eISBN:
9781501701115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453717.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter studies how folkloric pursuits in Bosnia and Herzegovina—often disregarded as a passing romantic stage of nationalism—were crucial to the self-fashioning of national activists. In ... More


Citizens at the centre: Deliberative participation in healthcare decisions

Celia Davies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348029
eISBN:
9781447301851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348029.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Involving citizens in policy-decision-making processes – deliberative democracy – has been a central goal of the Labour government since it came to power in 1997. But what happens when members of the ... More


Why Study Weddings? A Confessional Introduction

Laurel Kendall

in Getting Married in Korea: Of Gender, Morality, and Modernity

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520201989
eISBN:
9780520916784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201989.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explains the author's motivation for conducting an ethnographic study of Korean weddings, relating her experience in attending a Korean wedding in 1970 that was the total opposite of the ... More


Religious Self-Constitution: A Relational Perspective

Michal Pagis

in Religion on the Edge: De-centering and Re-centering the Sociology of Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199938629
eISBN:
9780199980758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938629.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter promotes an understanding of religious self-constitution as a relational and embodied process. The aim is to de-center the emphasis on belief in the commonly used category of the ... More


Researching Emotion in Television: a small-scale case study of emotion in the UK/Irish soap industry

Kristyn Gorton

in Media Audiences: Television, Meaning and Emotion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624171
eISBN:
9780748670956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624171.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The final chapter considers how the industry values the concept of emotion by drawing on interviews with those working within the UK/Irish television industry. It begins with a consideration of the ... More


Introduction

Eve Monique Zucker

in Forest of Struggle: Moralities of Remembrance in Upland Cambodia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836115
eISBN:
9780824871079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836115.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book examines the impacts of the Khmer Rouge revolution and civil war on O'Thmaa and its surrounding communities, which served as “base areas” that provided the group with the human and material ... More


Introduction: Fortitude, Faith, and the Free Market

Carrie M. Lane

in A Company of One: Insecurity, Independence, and the New World of White-Collar Unemployment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449642
eISBN:
9780801460791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449642.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book sets out to document, in empirical detail, how individualist, pro-market ideologies shape actual people's lives and ... More


Conclusion

Jennifer L. Pierce

in Gender Trials: Emotional Lives in Contemporary Law Firms

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520201071
eISBN:
9780520916401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201071.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter sums up the key findings of this ethnographic study of litigation paralegals and trial attorneys at work, which has argued that gender shapes legal workers' practices at the same time ... More


Qualitative Approaches in Environmental Health Research

Phil Brown

in Contested Illnesses: Citizens, Science, and Health Social Movements

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520270206
eISBN:
9780520950429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270206.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines qualitative methods used by various environmental health scholars. Qualitative methods are important in enabling community narratives to be constructed and shared. They also ... More


Everyday music

Peter J. Martin

in Music and the Sociological Gaze: Art Worlds and Cultural Production

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072161
eISBN:
9781781701492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072161.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter considers the uses of music in everyday situations. Some recent ethnographic studies have examined the ways in which people use music as part of their everyday lives, and suggested how ... More


The Paradox of Scientific Authority: The Role of Scientific Advice in Democracies

Wiebe E. Bijker, Roland Bal, and Ruud Hendriks

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026581
eISBN:
9780262258609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026581.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Today, scientific advice is asked for (and given) on questions ranging from stem-cell research to genetically modified food, and yet it often seems that the more urgently scientific advice is ... More


Conclusion

Laurel Kendall

in Getting Married in Korea: Of Gender, Morality, and Modernity

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520201989
eISBN:
9780520916784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201989.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter summarizees the key findings of this ethnographic study on Korean weddings. It suggests that weddings provide an excellent lens through which to see the changing present, ... More


Infant Attachment and Language Exposure across Cultures

Gail Fox Adams

in Exploring the Interactional Instinct

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199927005
eISBN:
9780199369737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927005.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter describes ethnographic studies of childcare practices by the Oriya in India, Beng in the Ivory Coast, Gusii in Kenya, and Chillihuani in Peru and examines the cross-cultural ... More


Small Really Is Beautiful: Tales from a Freestanding Birth Center in England

Denis Walsh

in Birth Models That Work

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248632
eISBN:
9780520943339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248632.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter summarizes the findings from an ethnographic study conducted at the Lichfield Maternity Unit, a freestanding birth center in the United Kingdom. This technique specifically engages with ... More


The Cultural Nature of Attachment: Contextualizing Relationships and Development

Heidi Keller and Kim A. Bard (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036900
eISBN:
9780262342872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036900.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

It is generally acknowledged that attachment relationships are important for infants and young children, but there is little clarity on what exactly constitutes such a relationship. Does it occur ... More


Medical Malpractice and the Voices of Medicine

Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good

in American Medicine: The Quest for Competence

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520088962
eISBN:
9780520922037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520088962.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter presents a picture of the ferment over medical liability and malpractice that colored the period throughout the ethnographic studies. The ways individual physicians and medical ... More


Unpacking the placebo response: insights from ethnographic studies of healing

Laurence J. Kirmayer

in Placebo Talks: Modern perspectives on placebos in society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199680702
eISBN:
9780191760679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680702.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter considers the implications of cross-cultural studies of healing for understanding the nature of placebo responding in biomedical contexts. Placebo responses involve positive therapeutic ... More


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