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Author Ghodsee, Kristen Rogheh, 1970- author.

Title From notes to narrative : writing ethnographies that everyone can read / Kristen Ghodsee.

Publication Info. Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2016]


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Description 150 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Series Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing
Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-143) and index.
Contents Introduction: why write clearly? -- Choose a subject you love -- Put yourself into the data -- Incorporate ethnographic detail -- Describe places and events -- Integrate your theory -- Embrace dialogue -- Include images -- Minimize scientism -- Unclutter your prose -- Master good grammar and syntax -- Revise! -- Find your process.
Summary Ethnography centers on the culture of everyday life. So it is ironic that most scholars who do research on the intimate experiences of ordinary people write their books in a style that those people cannot understand. In recent years, the ethnographic method has spread from its original home in cultural anthropology to fields such as sociology, marketing, media studies, law, criminology, education, cultural studies, history, geography, and political science. Yet, while more and more students and practitioners are learning how to write ethnographies, there is little or no training on how to write ethnographies well. From Notes to Narrative picks up where methodological training leaves off. Kristen Ghodsee, an award-winning ethnographer, addresses common issues that arise in ethnographic writing. Ghodsee works through sentence-level details, such as word choice and structure. She also tackles bigger-picture elements, such as how to incorporate theory and ethnographic details, how to effectively deploy dialogue, and how to avoid distracting elements such as long block quotations and in-text citations. She includes excerpts and examples from model ethnographies. The book concludes with a bibliography of other useful writing guides and nearly one hundred examples of eminently readable ethnographic books.
Subject Ethnology -- Authorship -- Style manuals.
Communication in ethnology.
Ethnology -- Methodology.
Communication in ethnology. (OCoLC)fst00870142
Ethnology -- Authorship. (OCoLC)fst00916109
Ethnology -- Methodology. (OCoLC)fst00916139
Genre/Form Style manuals. (OCoLC)fst01424243
ISBN 9780226257556 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
022625755X (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780226257419 (cloth ; alk. paper)
022625741X (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780226257693 (e-book)
Standard No. 40026038298

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