The world observed : reflections on the fieldwork process / edited by Bruce Jackson and Edward D. Ives

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Subjects: Ethnology--Fieldwork
Folklore--Fieldwork
Sociology--Field work
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1996
Series: Folklore and society
LC Classification: G, GN
Physical Description: xvi, 230 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction: Ideas of Order / Bruce Jackson, Edward D. Ives
1. From Entertainment to Realization in Navajo Fieldwork / Barre Toelken 1
2. Four Moments / Candace Slater 18
3. Inquiry and Epiphany in the Culture of Capitalism / Dan Rose 32
4. I'm Going to Say It Now: Interviewing the Movement / Alessandro Portelli 44
5. Living Dolls / Nancy Kalow 60
6. From Home to Prison: A Personal Narrative / Carol Burke 72
7. The Genius of Palermo / Michael Buonanno 84
8. Crossing and Recrossing the Line and Other Moments of Understanding / Dwight F. Reynolds 100
9. Absorbed in Gospel Music / Lynwood Montell 118
10. On Time, Truth, and Epiphanies / Ellen J. Stekert 128
11. Strategy and Tactics in Fieldwork: The Whole Don Messer Show / Neil V. Rosenberg 144
12. Oral and Written Tradition: A Micro-View from Miramichi / Edward D. Ives 159
13. Stumbling upon Lancashire Mill Culture in New England / Anthony G. Barrand 171
14. How I Learned What a Crock Was / Howard S. Becker 185
15. Who's Gypsy Here? Reflections at a Rom Burial / Carol Silverman 193
16. The Perfect Informant / Bruce Jackson 206
Contributors 227
Additional Authors: Jackson, Bruce
Ives, Edward D
Notes: LCCN: 95050152
ISBN: 0252022297 (acid-free paper)
ISBN: 0252065336 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
Includes bibliographical references
Contents: From entertainment to realization in Navajo fieldwork / Barre Toelken -- Four moments / Candace Slater -- Inquiry and epiphany in the culture of capitalism / Dan Rose -- I'm going to say it now / Alessandro Portelli -- Living dolls / Nancy Kalow -- From home to prison / Carol Burke -- The genius of Palermo / Michael Buonanno -- Crossing and recrossing the line and other moments of understanding / Dwight F. Reynolds -- Absorbed in gospel music / Lynwood Montell -- On time, truth, and epiphanies / Ellen J. Stekert -- Strategy and tactics in fieldwork / Neil V. Rosenberg -- Oral and written tradition / Edward D. Ives -- Stumbling upon Lancashire mill culture in New England / Anthony G. Barrand -- How I learned what a crock was / Howard S. Becker -- Who's gypsy here? / Carol Silverman -- The perfect informant / Bruce Jackson
OCLC Number: 33818284
ISBN/ISSN: 0252022297
0252065336