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However, it is an important theoretical contribution to the field and an important counterweight to Writing Culture. There is a funny story of a police chase.
Kristine Andrule rated it really liked va May 20, On Writing Ethnography Maanen, John Van required text for college courses in australia, looked at the ideas of learning about culture with an open mind. Want to Read saving….
The novel issues raised in Tales concern authorial voice, style, truth, objectivity, and point-of-view. Jan 04, Nicole added it.
Tales of the Field: On Writing Ethnography
Questions of voice, style, and audience–the classic issues of rhetoric–have come to the forefront in academic circles. Feb 29, Jono rated it really liked tue.
Van Maanen writes that Tales of the Field is aimed at what he calls “collegial readers” rather than at “social science” or “general” readers.
Refresh and try again. It is also short enough for the limited attention spans of lower level undergraduates. Even better, this has given me some ideas for my own writing. John Van Maanen, anexperienced ethnographer of modern organizational structures, is one who believes that the real work begins when he returns to thw office with cartons of notes and tapes. The core of the work is an extended discussion and illustration of three forms or maane of cultural representation—realist tales, confessional tales, and impressionist tales.
University of Chicago Press Amazon. The novel issues raised in Tales concern authorial voice, style, truth, objectivity, and point-of-view. How Lifeworlds Work Michael Jackson. This is a book about the deskwork of fieldwork and the various ways culture is put forth in print. I honestly skipped whole huge parts of the book.
Today scholars in all disciplines are realizing how their research is presented is at least as important as what is presented Originally published init was the one of the first works to detail and fild analyze the various styles and narrative conventions associated with written representations of jhon. I’d like to think, however, that most academics writing ethnography would already be aware of most johh the material he covers, and I think his work is most valuable as an introduction to the complexities of ethnographic writing for the student, general reader, or explorer from non-ethnographic disciplines.
Refreshingly humorous and accessible, Tales of the Field remains an invaluable introduction to novices learning the trade of fieldwork and a cornerstone of reference for veteran ethnographers. Refreshingly humorous and accessible, Tales of the Field remains an invaluable introduction to novices learning the trade of fieldwork and a cornerstone of reference for veteran ethnographers.
Victoria rated it it was amazing Oct 21, Written with grace and humor, Tales of the Field will be an invaluable introduction to novices just learning the fieldwork trade and provocative stimulant to veteran ethnographers.
Vaan Anthropology Rhetoric and Communication Sociology: Melanie rated it really liked it Feb 26, This is an extended rumination of various forms of ethnography, and the nature of different maahen of “tales” that ethnographers maandn tell.
I was entertained and surprised by Van Maanen’s writing. Chahrazad rated it it was amazing Sep 17, This is a book about the deskwork of fieldwork and the various ways culture is put forth in print.
Tales of the Field: In Pursuit of Culture 3. Paperbackpages. Once upon a time ethnographers returning from the field simply sat down, shuffled their note cards, and wrote up their descriptions of the exotic and quaint customs they had observed. My library Help Advanced Book Search. No trivia or quizzes yet. Van Maanen also has a wicked dry sense of humor, so that helps make the read an easier one. Robert Aston rated it really liked it Jan 29, Tales of the Field: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
For more information, or to order this book, please visit https: The book is heavy on theory, and lacks practical writing fleld for those trying to write a dissertation or first book.
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Tales of the Field: On Writing Ethnography by John Van Maanen
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Meiver rated it really liked it Apr 07, Jan 12, Trish Bodine rated it really liked it. Trivia About Tales of the Fiel His goal is not to establish one true way to write ethnography, but rather to make ethnographers of all varieties examine their assumptions about what constitutes a truthful cultural portrait and select consciously andcarefully the voice most appropriate for their tales.