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Writing Ethnographically

by Paul Anthony Atkinson SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
01/2020
ISBN:
9781526463425
Format:
Pbk 208 pages
Price:
AU$72.00 NZ$75.65
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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.

Informed throughout by extracts from Paul’s own writing, this book explores and examines a broad range of types and genres of ethnographic writing, from fieldnotes and ‘confessions’, to conventional ‘realist’ writing and more. Whilst highlighting the possibilities and implications of ethnographic text, this valuable resource will help those conducting ethnographic research select and adopt the most appropriate approach for their study.

Introduction: Writing Matters
Textual Reflexivity
Notes and Margins
Reflections and Confessions
Ethnographic Presence
Stories and Parables
Modernisms
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. Recent publications include For Ethnography (SAGE 2014) and Thinking Ethnographically (SAGE 2017). The fourth book in his quartet will be Crafting Ethnography, also for SAGE. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and of the Learned Society of Wales.