The Art of Fieldwork

The Art of Fieldwork

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In this long-anticipated second edition of The Art of Fieldwork, prominent anthropologist Harry F. Wolcott updates his original groundbreaking text, which both challenges and petitions anthropology and its practitioners to draw not only on the traditional precepts of science, but also on the richness of artistry in the collection, interpretation, and expression of fieldwork data. Each of the original chapters have been thoughtfully revised to reflect the past nine years of anthropological development. Combined with a new final chapter, this refreshing text makes an exciting reentry into the ongoing debate of the processes, challenges, and rewards of fieldwork methodology. Researchers in qualitative methods and field methods and fieldworkers across disciplines will find this well-crafted, approachable book a thought-provoking read.qOnce I began writing (rather than just ruminating), ideas began to form, to reveal their strengths and weaknesses, and ... A distinction needs to be made between revising a fieldwork-based account and revising an extended essay such as this.

Title:The Art of Fieldwork
Author:Harry F. Wolcott
Publisher:Rowman Altamira - 2005-01-01


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