1st Edition

Interactional Ethnography Designing and Conducting Discourse-Based Ethnographic Research

Edited By Audra Skukauskaitė, Judith L. Green Copyright 2023
    338 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    338 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Focusing specifically on Interactional Ethnography (IE) as a distinct, discourse-based form of ethnography, this book introduces readers to the logic and practice behind IE and exemplifies the logic of ethnographic inquiry through a range of example-based chapters.

    Edited by two of the foremost scholars in the field of IE, this book brings together a body of work that has until now been largely dispersed. Illustrating how IE intersects with ethnographic methods – including observation, interviews, and fieldwork – the book highlights considerations relating to data analysis, researcher positionality, and the ethics of engaging participants in research. Offering examples of IE in international contexts and across a range of social science and educational settings, the book provides foundational principles and key examples of IE to guide readers’ work.

    This book offers researchers, scholars, and teacher educators a definitive, novel contribution to current methodological literature on IE broadly, and will be of particular use to ethnographers starting out in their career. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the volume in illustrating the use of IE in a range of educational sub-disciplines, the book’s relevance extends to the fields of medical education, teacher education, arts and literacy research, as well as providing situated examples of IE in settings with relevance to the social sciences, anthropology, and cultural studies.

    1. Introduction: Ethnographic Spaces of Possibilities: Interactional Ethnography in Focus
    2. Audra Skukauskaitė and Judith L. Green

      Part 1: Languaculture in IE Programs of Research and Languaging in Focus

    3. Understanding Interactional Ethnography as a Languaculture with a Bilanguacultural Guide
    4. Audra Skukauskaitė and Liudmila Rupšienė

    5. On Ethnographer-as-Learner and Theory Builder
    6. W. Douglas Baker, Krisanna Machtmes, and Judith L. Green

    7. Languaging the Social Construction of Everyday Life in Classrooms
    8. Huili Hong and David Bloome

      Part 2: Constructing and Engaging with Research Records and Participants

    9. Video-Enabled Educational Ethnographies: The Centrality of Recordings in an Interactional Ethnography
    10. Susan Bridges

    11. Conversational Interviewing Grounded in Interactional Ethnographic Principles
    12. Audra Skukauskaitė and Michelle Sullivan

    13. Uncovering Cultural Levels Embedded in Student Arts-based Practices
    14. Rūta Girdzijauskienė

    15. Collaborative Ethnography with Children: Building Intersubjectivity and Co-constructing Knowledge of Place
    16. Alba Lucy Guerrero, Ivonne Natalia Peña, and Maria Dantas-Whitney

      Part 3: Constructing Logic-in-Use

    17. Unfolding Principled Actions for Ethnographic Archiving as an Axis of Development
    18. Melinda Z Kalainoff and Monaliza Maximo Chian

    19. Mapping-Transcribing Processes within IE Logic-of-Inquiry: On Studying a Languaculture-in-the-Making
    20. Maria Lucia Castanheira, Judith L. Green, and Krisanna Machtmes

    21. Anchoring Analysis in Rich Points
    22. Kim Skinner

    23. Rethinking Participant Observation in Teacher Education
    24. Laurie Katz and Melissa Wilson

      Part 4: Commentaries

    25. Interactional Ethnography as a Resource for Learning in K12: Building Communities of Inquiry
    26. Beth V. Yeager

    27. Interactional Ethnography Across Space and Time

      Kristiina Kumpulainen


    Audra Skukauskaitė is Professor in the College of Community Innovation and Education at the University of Central Florida, USA.

    Judith L. Green is Distinguished Emerita Professor in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.