Casey Burkholder, Jennifer Thompson
May 14, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 232 Pages
ISBN 9780367225926 - CAT# K421722
Series: Critical Ethnographic Research in Education
Building upon the incorporation of fieldnotes into anthropological research, this edited collection explores fieldnote practices from within education and the social sciences.
Framed by social justice concerns about power in knowledge production, this insightful collection explores methodological questions about the production, use, sharing, and dissemination of fieldnotes. Particular attention is given to the role of context and author positionality in shaping fieldnotes practices. Why do researchers take fieldnotes? What do their fieldnotes look like? What ethical concerns do different types of fieldnotes practices provoke? By drawing on case studies from numerous international contexts, including Argentina, Cameroon, Canada, Ghana, Hong Kong, Hungary, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, the Netherlands, South Africa, and the US, the text provides comprehensive and nuanced answers to these questions.
This text will be of interest to academics and scholars conducting research across the social sciences, and in particular, in the fields of anthropology and education.
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Notes on contributors
Series Editor Foreword
What about Fieldnotes: An introduction
Jennifer Thompson and Casey Burkholder
Julie Rust and Sarah Altman
Reflecting on fieldnotes practice