Building upon the incorporation of fieldnotes into anthropological research, this edited collection explores fieldnote practices from within education and the social sciences.
Framed by social justice concerns about power in knowledge production, this insightful collection explores methodological questions about the production, use, sharing, and dissemination of fieldnotes. Particular attention is given to the role of context and author positionality in shaping fieldnotes practices. Why do researchers take fieldnotes? What do their fieldnotes look like? What ethical concerns do different types of fieldnotes practices provoke? By drawing on case studies from numerous international contexts, including Argentina, Cameroon, Canada, Ghana, Hong Kong, Hungary, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, the Netherlands, South Africa, and the US, the text provides comprehensive and nuanced answers to these questions.
This text will be of interest to academics and scholars conducting research across the social sciences, and in particular, in the fields of anthropology and education.
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Series Editor Foreword
What about Fieldnotes: An introduction
Jennifer Thompson and Casey Burkholder
Wendy Crocker and Lori McKee
Soon Young Jang
Bree Akesson and Kearney Coupland
Janneke Verheijen and Sjaak van der Geest
Andrea Wojcik, Rachel Allison, and Anna Harris
Julie Rust and Sarah Altman
Reflecting on fieldnotes practice
Daisy Pillay, Simita Sharan and Jacquie Hendrikse
Critical Ethnographic Research in Education is a Routledge blue book series grounded in explorations of the political economy and politics of education. Today humanity is pushed to the brink by authoritative control, global extinction, urban implosion, rampant inequality; and state-sponsored violence and silencing for those who question and/or dare to live outside the norm. This series offers a place to disrupt and displace hierarchical, dominant discourses in education theory and policy. Multidisciplinary, theoretical perspectives and voices are investigated. The experiences of those on the margins of knowledge production are foregrounded. In pushing back against the forces that diminish critical thought, a wide range of immersive methods are featured. Sought out are interviews/observations, oral histories, counter stories, multi-site, and multi-species approaches and looped field techniques. Also included are those working at the intersections of meaning across communication platforms, such as digital media, film, audio, and graphics. The goal is to decolonize, democratize, and think differently. This emphasis is more crucial than ever given life on the ground. Studies with data gathered in North America or worldwide are sought out. Edited volumes are additionally included in this series.
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