Books on doing fieldwork

Rob Quinlan (C611417@MIZZOU1.MISSOURI.EDU)
Fri, 13 Jan 1995 14:45:13 CST

Can anyone recommend any good books on doing fieldwork? Not so much
methods books, but stuff on personal experiences. I've run across
a couple so far.

N.A. Chagnon 1974 _Studying the Yanomamo_ Holt, Rinehart & Winston.
J.P. Dumont 1992 _The Headman and I_ Waveland.
P. Golde (ed.) 1986 _Women in the Field_ U. of Cal.
D.Maybury-Lewis 19?? _Savage and the Innocent_ Cultural Survival.
P. Rabinow 1977 _Reflections on Fieldwork in Morocco_. U. Cal.

There are several others I've heard about, but don't know who the authors
etc are.
1. [Something like] _Notes from a Mud Hut_
2. [Something like] _Families in the Field_
3. A book by a woman who worked w/ the !Kung [I think possibly Nancy Howell].
I've heard a rumor that this last one was written after the woman lost her
young son in a fieldwork related accident. From what I understand the book
is about tragedies in the field and was written as therapy for the author's
terrible loss. Does anyone know of this book?

I'd really appreciate any leads on this topic.

Rob Quinlan

P.S. I suppose Malinowski's diary would be a good addition to the above
list. His discussion of his vague malaise in the field and of his guilt
for reading novels is something I think a lot of people might be able to
relate to.