Field Notes: A Guided Journal for Doing Anthropology by Luis A. VivancoField Notes: A Guided Journal for Doing Anthropology by Luis A. Vivanco

Field Notes: A Guided Journal for Doing Anthropology

byLuis A. Vivanco

Spiral Bound | January 4, 2017

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Are you looking for more opportunities to integrate active learning into your cultural anthropology courses? Do you believe that anthropological fieldwork skills - listening, asking good questions, and being observant - are useful life skills? This unique book addresses both of these concerns,integrating an introduction to fieldwork methods, guidance, and practice into one book. Field Notes: A Guided Journal for Doing Anthropology provides more than fifty activities to help students learn and practice common ethnographic research techniques, to reflect on their experiences doing thesethings, and to examine the ethical dimensions of ethnographic research. As they work through the book, students can fill the journal with lists, field notes, visual materials, and rough writings for use in specific class projects, as a record of skill development, or to think about future work. Each chapter includes four to six guided exercises; some are reflections orthought experiments, while others require students to practice skills by involving themselves directly in their social worlds. In order to cultivate an awareness of research ethics, a number of exercises focus on ethical dilemmas and issues.
Luis A. Vivanco is Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of the Humanities Center at the University of Vermont.
Title:Field Notes: A Guided Journal for Doing AnthropologyFormat:Spiral BoundDimensions:176 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1 inPublished:January 4, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019064219X

ISBN - 13:9780190642198

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"This gives students a great guide for how ethnography is actually done, from preparatory phases to fieldwork to analyzing and writing up. The book is well-designed and approachable to undergraduates and it makes cultural anthropology's methods relatable and understandable. It shows howknowledge gained from such methods is scientific and systematic and not just a bunch of hunches or predetermined ideas." --Laura M. Tilghman, Plymouth State University