Being Ethnographic is a fundamental introductory guidebook to process and utilization of doing fieldwork within real-world settings. It explores our understanding of identities, the future of ethnography and the advancing role of technology in a global, networked society. The third edition of Being Ethnographic highlights the challenges introduced by the ethnographers′ own interests, biases and ideologies and demonstrates the importance of methodological reflexivity. This fully updated third edition includes: Discussions on technology and multimodality as hands-on tools for the field Helpful insights into making thoughtful choices around a research design Aid in engaging ethically and effectively within the field Lasting tips for finalising and conducting research Raymond Madden provides invaluable guidance for applying fundamental ethnographic principles within the field and gives students and researchers everything they need to walk a mile in someone else′s shoes.
"The essays in this book explore the encounters of European, American, and African cultures through the prism of music and performance. Combining musicological analysis, cultural criticism, and an array of illustrations, they discuss the instruments, dance, and music of the pre-contact world and then reveal the immediate and resounding impacts of 1492 through to today. As these essays argue, the musical and performing arts can reflect a culture's changing world view as well is its struggles for identity and survival."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved