in Navigators of the Contemporary

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780226887517
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226887531 | DOI:

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This chapter develops a general narrative account, something less than a template, of how conversational ethnography is done. Ethnography for present situations is accomplished through six basic activities: negotiation, evocation, attention, analysis, synthesis, and expression.

Keywords: conversational ethnography; ethnographers; present situations; negotiation; evocation; attention; analysis; synthesis; expression

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Subjects: Theory and Practice of Anthropology

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