LINGUIST List 31.2471

Tue Aug 04 2020

Books: Ethnographic Fieldwork (2nd edition): Blommaert, Dong

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Date: 15-Jul-2020
From: Flo McClelland <flomultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Ethnographic Fieldwork (2nd edition): Blommaert, Dong
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Title: Ethnographic Fieldwork (2nd edition)
Subtitle: A Beginner's Guide
Published: 2020
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781788927123

Author: Jan Blommaert
Author: Jie Dong
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788927130 Pages: 120 Price: U.S. $ 79.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788927130 Pages: 120 Price: U.K. £ 49.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781788927123 Pages: 120 Price: U.S. $ 24.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781788927123 Pages: 120 Price: U.K. £ 14.95
Abstract:

Ethnographic fieldwork is something which is often presented as mysterious and inexplicable. How do we know certain things after having done fieldwork? Are we sure we know? And what exactly do we know? This book describes ethnographic fieldwork as the gradual accumulation of knowledge about something you don’t know much about. We start from ignorance and gradually move towards knowledge, on the basis of practices for which we have theoretical and methodological motivations. Jan Blommaert and Dong Jie draw on their own experiences as fieldworkers in explaining the complexities of ethnographic fieldwork as a knowledge trajectory. They do so in an easily accessible way that makes these complexities easier to understand and to handle before, during and after fieldwork. The 2nd edition of this bestselling book updates the 1st edition and includes a new postscript on ethnography in an online world.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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