Tales of the Field: On Writing Ethnography, Second Edition (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) [John Van Maanen] on *FREE*. Tales of the Field: On Writing Ethnography (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) [John Van Maanen] on *FREE* shipping on. Author: Van Maanen, John; Subjects: Ethnology — Authorship; Beschreibung.; Ethnography; Summary: Identifies narrative conventions in ethnology, analyzes.
|Published (Last):||5 September 2017|
|PDF File Size:||12.33 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||8.91 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Tales of the Field: On Writing Ethnography
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Refresh and try again. Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing. For more information, or to order this book, please visit https: Quotes from Tales of the Fiel University of Chicago Press: Though Van Maanen argues ultimately for the validity of revealing the self while representing a culture, he is sensitive to the differing methods and aims of sociology and anthropology.
Account Options Sign in.
Trivia About Tales of the Fiel General Anthropology Rhetoric and Communication Sociology: To ask other readers questions about Tales of the Fieldplease sign up. Books by John Fielc Maanen.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. Chahrazad rated it it was amazing Sep 17, He introduces first the matter-of-fact, realistic report of classical ethnography, then the self-absorbed confessional tale of the participant-observer, and finally the dramatic vignette of the new impressionistic style.
He is the author of numerous books. And yet it was.
On Writing Ethnography, Second Edition. His goal is not to establish one true way to write ethnography, but rather to make ethnographers of all varieties examine their assumptions about what constitutes a truthful cultural portrait and select consciously andcarefully the voice most appropriate for their tales.
He restricts or tries to restrict his attention to literary matters and, although the refusal to take a stance on the theoretical and epistemological issues involved seems strained in places, fielf works reasonably well. Schein Limited preview – In Tales of the Field he offers readers a survey of the narrative conventions associated with writing about culture and an analysis ofthe strengths and weaknesses of various styles.
Tales of the Field: On Writing Ethnography (John Van Maanen)
The core of the work is an extended discussion and illustration of three forms or genres of cultural representation—realist tales, confessional tales, and impressionist tales.
The core of the work is an extended discussion and illustration of three forms or genres of cultural representation—realist tales, confessional tales, and impressionist tales. Van Maanen illustrates his discussion of each stylewith excerpts from his own work on the police.
How Lifeworlds Work Michael Jackson. This is a book about the deskwork of fieldwork and the various ways culture is put forth in print. Rachel Nickens rated maanen really liked it Apr 20, However, it is an important theoretical contribution to the field and an important counterweight to Writing Culture.
Kris rated it really liked it Feb 16, Aaron rated it really liked it Jul 24, This is a book about the deskwork of fieldwork and the various ways culture is put forth in print.
Jen rated it liked it Aug 01, Overall, I recommend this to all students of cultural anthropology, especially the very useful epilogue in the second edition This is an extended rumination of various forms of ethnography, and the nature of different kinds of “tales” that ethnographers can tell. Originally published init was the one of the first works to detail and critically analyze the various styles and narrative conventions associated with written representations of culture.
Van Maanen writes that Tales of the Field is aimed at what he calls “collegial readers” rather than at “social science” or “general” readers. Kelley rated it really liked it May 31, Over the years, the work has both reflected and shaped changes in the field of ethnography. Written inthis book is considered a classic account of how to report ethnographic research data. He also considers, more briefly, literary tales, jointly told tales, and the theoretically focused formal and critical tales.
In particular, it is refreshingly free from technical jargon and, while it does reference other work in the field, it doesn’t assume any background knowledge. The novel issues raised in Tales concern authorial voice, style, truth, objectivity, and point-of-view. Van Maanen divides the genre into three major categories — realist, confessional and impressionist tales — and treats each separately, illustrating his analysis with examples drawn from his own fieldwork on a United States police force.
Victoria rated it it was amazing Oct 21, This is an extended rumination of various forms of ethnography, and the nature of different kinds of “tales” that ethnographers can tell. Refreshingly humorous and accessible, Tales of the Field remains an invaluable introduction to novices learning the trade of fieldwork and a cornerstone of reference for veteran ethnographers.
Tales of the Field: On Writing Ethnography, Second Edition, Van Maanen
Even better, this has given me some ideas for my own writing. This vield is not yet featured on Listopia. Yin Limited preview – Lorena Gibson rated it really liked it Jan 24,