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Writing Ethnographically

by Paul Anthony Atkinson SAGE Publications Ltd
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This original and authoritative exploration of ethnographic writing comes from one of the world's leading academics in the field, Paul Atkinson. The third book in his seminal quartet on ethnographic research, it provides thoughtful, reflective guidance on a crucial skill that is often difficult to master.

Introduction: Writing Matters
Textual Reflexivity
Notes and Margins
Reflections and Confessions
Ethnographic Presence
Stories and Parables
Writing the Self
Fictions and Performances
Reflexivity Revisited

All social scientists should read this wise, generous, and radical book which resets and restores our understanding of ethnographic writing, its craft, and its rationale.
Paul Atkinson is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Cardiff University. His recent publications include: For Ethnography (SAGE, 2015) and Thinking Ethnographically (SAGE, 2017). Writing Ethnographically will be published by SAGE in 2019. The 4th edition of Martyn Hammersley and Paul Atkinson Ethnography: Principles in Practice will be published by Routledge in 2019. He is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.