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Alive in the Writing Kirin Narayan. On Writing Ethnography Chicago guides to writing, editing and publishing: The book is heavy on theory, and lacks practical writing advice for those trying to write a dissertation or first book.

Tales of the Field: On Writing Ethnography by John Van Maanen

Mark Hawker rated it really liked it May 09, About John Van Maanen. Aaron rated it really liked it Jul 24, I’d like to think, however, that most academics writing ethnography would already be aware of most of 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.

The tue issues raised in Tales concern authorial voice, style, truth, objectivity, and point-of-view. Tales of the Field: Over the years, the work has both reflected and shaped changes in the field of ethnography. Van Maanen writes that Tales of the Field is aimed at what he calls “collegial readers” rather than at “social science” or “general” readers.


Tales of the Field is an exploration of some of the rhetorical and narrative devices used in ethnographic writing, both sociological and anthropological. Van Maanen did an excellent job of sorting many of the various types of ethnographies.

Van Maanen divides the genre into three major categories — realist, confessional and impressionist tales — and treats each separately, illustrating his analysis with examples drawn from his own firld on a United States police force. On Writing Ethnography, Second Edition. This is a book about the deskwork of fieldwork and the various ways culture is put forth in print. Chahrazad rated it it was amazing Sep 17, Feb 29, Jono rated it really liked it.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Tales of the Field: Dec 05, Caitlin rated it liked it Recommends it for: Twitter Facebook Youtube Tumblr. Van Maanen illustrates his discussion of each stylewith excerpts from his own work on the police.

Rachel Nickens rated it really liked it Apr 20, Trivia About Tales of the Fiel Mollie rated it really liked it Dec 09, About Contact News Giving to the Press. Tales of the Field offersan informal, readable, and lighthearted maanej of the rhetorical devices used to present the results of fieldwork. He restricts or tries to restrict his attention to literary matters and, although the refusal to take a stance on the theoretical takes epistemological issues involved seems strained in places, this works reasonably well.


Alan Cordova rated it did not like it Aug 28, Tales of the Field: Jan 07, Kelly rated it liked it Shelves: Jan 12, Trish Bodine rated it really liked it. Overall, I recommend this to all students of cultural anthropology, especially the very useful epilogue in the second edition.

It is also short enough for the limited attention spans of lower level undergraduates. Paperbackpages. Yin Limited preview – In particular, it tthe refreshingly free from technical jargon and, while it does reference other work in the field, it doesn’t assume any background knowledge.