John D. BREWER : Ethnography

Editor : Open University Press (1rst of December 2000) Format : bind – 211 pages

Book Description * What is ethnography in social research ? * To what use can ethnographic data be put ? * Who are its fiercest critics ? * Does ethnography have a future ?

Ethnography is one of the principal methods of qualitative research and has a long-established tradition of use in the social sciences. However, the literature on ethnography has become a battleground as ethnography is attacked from within and without the qualitative tradition. Post-modern critics attack the methodological status of ethnography and challenge the importance of its representations of reality, and others argue that globalization narrows its application as localism disappears.

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