Re: Intro Anthro Ethnography

Shahin Nassirkhani (eapu464@EA.OAC.UCI.EDU)
Wed, 30 Aug 1995 22:17:30 -0700

I just finished a course in ethnographic research (intro) and we used
the following text:

THE CULTUREAL RAL EXPERIENCE: Ethnography in Complex Society by
James P. Spradley and David W. McCurdy ISBN 0-88133-349-2

for more info on the book you can contact:

Waveland Press, Inc.
P.O. Box 400
Prospect Hights, Illinois 60070
(312) 634-0081
IMO it was a fantastic book, although published in '88, due to its
wonderfully brief and to the point intro and subsiquent discussion
about the subject at hand. Moreover it is followed by a dozen sample
ethnos done by the author's students, through which different approaches
in doing ethno research and field work, and different writing/presentation
styles are presented.

Finally, its five chapters include 1) The cultural experience 2) cultural
scene 3) cultual informants 4) cultural meaning and 5) cultural descripxn.

hope this will help.