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Narrating the Crosscultural Encounter

Daniel Lefkowitz

in Words and Stones: The Politics of Language and Identity in Israel

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195121902
eISBN:
9780199788347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195121902.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter seeks to operationalize the theoretical perspective described in Chapter 3 through a discussion of the relationship between theory and methods. The study relies on technical analyses of ... More


Being a Good Student

Diana G. Tumminia

in When Prophecy Never Fails: Myth and Reality in a Flying-Saucer Group

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176759
eISBN:
9780199835720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176758.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The status of a student depends on participation in the narrative production, specifically the retelling of past lives and recovered memories. Several examples are given. The ethnographer’s ... More


In the Dreamtime

Diana G. Tumminia

in When Prophecy Never Fails: Myth and Reality in a Flying-Saucer Group

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176759
eISBN:
9780199835720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176758.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explains the Unarian practice of dream analysis as a fact-finding process that constructs reality. Dreams are used for healing, contact with Space Brothers, viewing past lives, and ... More


Encountering the Dance

Sarah Morelli

in A Guru's Journey: Pandit Chitresh Das and Indian Classical Dance in Diaspora

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042867
eISBN:
9780252051722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042867.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter introduces readers to North Indian classical kathak dance as developed and transmitted by Pandit Chitresh Das. After grounding readers in basic concepts relevant to kathak and the ... More


The Obligation to Receive: The Countertransference, the Ethnographer, Protestants, and Proselytization in North India

Leo Coleman

in Being There: The Fieldwork Encounter and the Making of Truth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257757
eISBN:
9780520943438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257757.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

The practice of social and cultural anthropology has long been rooted in an attempt to account for persons and social forms on the basis of extended and extraordinarily intimate encounters. This ... More


How Do We Collaborate?: An Updated Manifesto

Douglas R. Holmes and George E. Marcus

in Collaborative Anthropology Today: A Collection of Exceptions

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501753343
eISBN:
9781501753374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753343.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter represents collaboration in a mode that describes a situation in which the dialogical encounter between two different research projects, such Douglas R. Holmes's European Far Right ... More


Multicase Ethnography: Tracking the Demise of State Socialism

Michael Burawoy

in The Extended Case Method: Four Countries, Four Decades, Four Great Transformations, and One Theoretical Tradition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520259003
eISBN:
9780520943384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259003.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter reflects on the author's own attempts to grapple with the challenges of comparison and imputation in a journey that, in the 1980s, took him from workplace to workplace in Hungary and, ... More


Woman on the Verge of a Cultural Breakdown: Zora Neale Hurston in Haiti and the Racial Privilege of Boasian Relativism

Eve Dunbar

in Indigenous Visions: Rediscovering the World of Franz Boas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300196511
eISBN:
9780300235678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196511.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter argues that despite Zora Neale Hurston's training under Boas and her work as an intellectual arm of his theoretical and methodological machine, her marginality to American anthropology ... More


Conclusion

Magdalena Wong

in Everyday Masculinities in 21st-Century China: The Making of Able-Responsible Men

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9789888528424
eISBN:
9789882203570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528424.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The conclusion compares the main features of able-responsible man with representations of the ideal man in different cultural, and transnational, settings. The roles of physical strength and sex are ... More


Landscape, Race, and Faith

Steven M. Stowe

in Doctoring the South: Southern Physicians and Everyday Medicine in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807828854
eISBN:
9781469603629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876268_stowe.11
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the identities physicians shaped for themselves against the larger backdrops of southern landscapes, race, and Christian faith. First, it describes the way in which physicians ... More


“Look Deep in Your Hearts”: Making a Global Domestic Workers’ Movement

Jennifer N. Fish

in Domestic Workers of the World Unite!: A Global Movement for Dignity and Human Rights

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479848676
eISBN:
9781479827442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479848676.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter sets the stage for the global domestic workers’ movement that is at the center of this book. It examines the landscape of household labor and highlights the key concepts necessary for an ... More


William A. Corsaro

Carmel Smith and Sheila Greene

in Key thinkers in childhood studies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447308072
eISBN:
9781447317340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447308072.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Professor Bill Corsaro offers a potted history of his 30 year career as a children’s ethnographer and discusses some of the well-known figures who have helped shaped his work. He reflects on his ... More


Ethnography and Everyday Life

Nicole Constable

in Born Out of Place: Migrant Mothers and the Politics of International Labor

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520282018
eISBN:
9780520957770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282018.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes my approach to ethnographic research and writing, including the importance of “stories” and my evolving relationships with mothers and babies. It describes my first eye-opening ... More


Songs of Our Fathers: The Advocacy of Henry Cowell and the Appeal of the American Past, 1927–1947

David C. Paul

in Charles Ives in the Mirror: American Histories of an Iconic Composer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037498
eISBN:
9780252094699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037498.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Henry Cowell's advocacy of Charles E. Ives and his music between the years 1927 and 1947. Cowell's ideas about Ives can be grouped into two periods: those produced prior to ... More


Maps, Dreams and the Presentation of Ethnographic Narrative

in Interdisciplinary Measures: Literature and the Future of Postcolonial Studies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311093
eISBN:
9781846313332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311093.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the role of anthropologist as author — a professional ethnographer whose alertness to the rhetorical impact of his work is demonstrated in the unconventional but persuasive ... More


Managing the Fears of Studying Technical Work

Stephen R. Barley and Diane E. Bailey

in Work and Technological Change

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198795209
eISBN:
9780191836510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795209.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Technical work differs significantly from most other forms of work. This chapter explores those differences and how the differences pose important challenges for ethnographers who seek to study ... More


Plain Tales from the Plains: A Personal Account of Researching in Rural Bijnor over Three Decades

Patricia Jeffery

in The Changing Village in India: Insights from Longitudinal Research

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199461868
eISBN:
9780199086856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461868.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses long-term ethnographic research in western Uttar Pradesh that has focused largely on gender issues, especially in relation to childbearing and women’s health. The chapter ... More


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