Doing Fieldwork

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This book aims to introduce students to the conduct of fieldwork, the way in which anthropologists and sociologists go about the business of collecting the ‘facts’ that are the basis for later theory and description.

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Edited by Dr John Perry. Dr Perry is Associate Professor in Anthropology in the School of Social Inquiry, Deakin University. He received his doctorate from Rhodes University in South Africa. He has done fieldwork in Lesotho and South Africa and has since carried out research in an Australian country town (Stawell). His main publications have been in legal and political anthropology, and in the field of power and symbolism. He and his wife, Cassandra, recorded and compiled the oral biography of Mr Jingoes, published by Oxford University Press.

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Published by University of New South Wales Press / Deakin University Press, Sydney (2002)
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Book Description University of New South Wales Press / Deakin University Press, Sydney, 2002. Reissue ed. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, figures, tables, black & white text-photos, covers lightly scratched, minor edgewear. 155 pp. Based on a seminar at which lecturers presented papers about their first experience of field research, for staff and student discussion. Deakin University specialises in distance education. The main aims of the book are to personalise lecturers, to introduce students to the conduct of fieldwork - the way in which anthropologists and sociologists collect the 'facts' that are the bedrock of later theory and description. Bookseller Inventory # 23512

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