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 From Siberia to North America: Regionalists, Anthropologists, and Exiled Ethnographers

Andrei A. Znamenski

in The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter outlines several sources of a later rise of popular interest in shamanism. The discussion starts on Siberian regionalist writers and ethnographers, who, in their attempt to shape and ... More


Mapping Musical Cultures

D. R. M. Irving

in Colonial Counterpoint: Music in Early Modern Manila

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195378269
eISBN:
9780199864614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378269.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter critiques the descriptions of prehispanic Filipino music that were made by early modern ethnographers, demonstrating the value of colonial historiography in the reconstruction of lost ... More


Towards a Soviet Order of Things: The 1926 Census and the Making of the Soviet Union

Francine Hirsch

in Categories and Contexts: Anthropological and Historical Studies in Critical Demography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199270576
eISBN:
9780191600883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270570.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Looks at the connections between census‐taking, border‐making, and identity‐formation in the Soviet Union. It focuses on the All‐Union Census of 1926, which was the first census to categorize the ... More


Life, with No Chance

M. Heather Carver and Elaine J. Lawless

in Troubling Violence: A Performance Project

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732085
eISBN:
9781604733471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732085.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter describes a prison scene involving two female ethnographers entering a prison. The lights then fade except for a spotlight on a prisoner named Rose, who begins to tell her story.


The Arrernte

Sam D. Gill

in Storytracking: Texts, Stories, and Histories in Central Australia

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195115871
eISBN:
9780199853427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115871.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The inhabitants of Arrernte are described uniquely in reference to other Australian tribes and are viewed as an attractive group of people exhibiting a rich culture that requires an in-depth ... More


Introduction

Suzanne S. Finney, Mary Mostafanezhad, Guido Carlo Pigliasco, and Forrest Wade Young

in At Home and in the Field: Ethnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847593
eISBN:
9780824868215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847593.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter provides a brief overview of the book as well as a summary of the emerging trends in ethnographic studies. It explains how contemporary fieldwork and ethnographic writing ... More


Where?

in Navigators of the Contemporary: Why Ethnography Matters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226887517
eISBN:
9780226887531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226887531.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter argues that the ethnographer of present situations must be not only a navigator but also a trader. She or she must bring different structures into intellectual conjunction. The ... More


Who?

in Navigators of the Contemporary: Why Ethnography Matters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226887517
eISBN:
9780226887531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226887531.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter considers the role of ethnographers in refunctioned ethnography. In contrast to the bilateral encounter over a camp table, ethnography for present situations is normally constituted by ... More


When?

in Navigators of the Contemporary: Why Ethnography Matters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226887517
eISBN:
9780226887531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226887531.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Ethnography for present situations is, obviously, concerned with the present. The present may be thought of as simultaneously a vantage point and the time under investigation. Since a vantage point ... More


How?

in Navigators of the Contemporary: Why Ethnography Matters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226887517
eISBN:
9780226887531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226887531.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter develops a general narrative account, something less than a template, of how conversational ethnography is done. Ethnography for present situations is accomplished through six basic ... More


Reprise

in Navigators of the Contemporary: Why Ethnography Matters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226887517
eISBN:
9780226887531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226887531.003.0020
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter reviews the preceding discussions and presents some concluding thoughts from the author. Part 4 of this book has situated refunctioned ethnography vis-à-vis the vagaries of politics, a ... More


Ethnography

in The Power of the Between: An Anthropological Odyssey

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226775340
eISBN:
9780226775364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226775364.003.0022
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents the author's thoughts about ethnography. From his vantage as an ethnographer, the central question is, how can an ethnographic work, based on long-term research, remain open to ... More


Making Sense: Knowledge and Understanding

Johannes Fabian

in Out of Our Minds: Reason and Madness in the Exploration of Central Africa

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221222
eISBN:
9780520923935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221222.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

A story makes its sense as it unfolds. The texts that make up the corpus are stories, at least much of the time. Their sense is in their plot: they tell of the progress of exploration. European ... More


Introduction: The Anthropology and Ethnography of Violence and Sociopolitical Conflict

Carolyn Nordstrom and Antonius C. G. M. Robben

in Fieldwork Under Fire: Contemporary Studies of Violence and Culture

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520089938
eISBN:
9780520915718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520089938.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter focuses on the three principal concerns of this book: the everyday experiences of people who are the victims and perpetuators of violence; the relationship between field-workers and the ... More


Seduction and Persuasion: The Politics of Truth and Emotion Among Victims and Perpetrators of Violence

Carolyn Nordstrom and Antonius C. G. M. Robben

in Fieldwork Under Fire: Contemporary Studies of Violence and Culture

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520089938
eISBN:
9780520915718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520089938.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

How is fieldwork affected when people not only ask ethnographers for compassion but also for collaboration and even complicity? What happens to the dialectic of empathy and detachment when victims ... More


Time Immemorial

Kerwin Lee IZlein

in Frontiers of Historical Imagination: Narrating the European Conquest of Native America, 1890-1990

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520204638
eISBN:
9780520924185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520204638.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the anthropologists and ethnographers' view of the history of the American frontier. Anthropologists such as Franz Boas described the encounter of Europeans and Native ... More


Looking Backward and Forward

Terence E. Hays

in Ethnographic Presents: Pioneering Anthropologists in the Papua New Guinea Highlands

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077454
eISBN:
9780520912342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077454.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The author has painted a picture of the historical circumstances leading up to and influencing the first incursion of professional ethnographers into the Papua New Guinea Highlands. The fieldworkers ... More


Epilogue: On Public Ethnography

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/9780520259003.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This epilogue raises two broad questions—questions connected to the fourth element of the extended case method, that is, in the extension, elaboration, reconstruction of theory. The first question ... More


Dying

James Kelly

in Where Night Is Day: The World of the ICU

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451683
eISBN:
9780801467653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451683.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter explores the notion of death and dying from the perspective of nurses working in the intensive care unit (ICU). It begins by considering the work done by ethnographers, with particular ... More


Adrift: Reluctant Nomads

Devika Chawla

in Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India’s Partition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823256433
eISBN:
9780823268894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256433.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the author’s experience in writing the stories of her interviewees. The author said that the stories themselves or the act of reading or listening to them made her fidgety. She ... More


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