Composing Ethnography: Alternative Forms of Qualitative Writing

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What is it like to have lived with bulimia for most of your life? To have a mother who is retarded? To fight a health insurance company in order to survive breast cancer? Carolyn Ellis and Arthur P. Bochner have assembled innovative pieces which tackle these and other difficult questions, enlarging the space to practice ethnographic writing as the stories are told through memoirs, poetry, photography, and other creative forms usually associated with the arts. The authors demonstrate how ethnographic data can be converted into memorable experiences that readers can use in the classroom and everyday life.

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C. Ellis & A. P. Bochner (Eds.), Composing Ethnography: Alternative Forms of Qualitative Writing, AltaMira Press, 400 p.