Fieldnotes: The Makings of Anthropology
Cornell University Press, 1990 - 429 pages
Thirteen distinguished anthropologists describe how they create and use the unique forms of writing they produce in the field. They also discuss the fieldnotes of seminal figures--Frank Cushing, Franz Boas, W. H. R. Rivers, Bronislaw Malinowski, and Margaret Mead--and analyze field writings in relation to other types of texts, especially ethnographies. Unique in conception, this volume contributes importantly to current debates on writing, texts, and reflexivity in anthropology.
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... observations or im- pressions and are intended to describe diverse events , recollections , thoughts , and feelings ... observations recorded in the fieldnotes repeatedly describe the same persons over time , violating the standard of ...
... observations and opinions of our next - door neighbors and best friends ; few observations will be made before , say , eight o'clock in the morning ; evening observations will tend to focus on special events such as religious ...
... observations , formal interviews with children and their parents , and the administering of questionnaires in local primary schools . All of these “ instruments " were focused on a particular set of behavioral variables . I quickly ...
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