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At Home and in the FieldEthnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands$
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Suzanne S. Finney, Mary Mostafanezhad, Guido Carlo Pigliasco, and Forrest Wade Young

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780824847593

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824847593.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
At Home and in the Field

Suzanne S. Finney

Mary Mostafanezhad

Guido Carlo Pigliasco

Forrest Wade Young

University of Hawai'i Press

This introductory chapter provides a brief overview of the book as well as a summary of the emerging trends in ethnographic studies. It explains how contemporary fieldwork and ethnographic writing have evolved over time, and as this book reveals, the field now investigates subjects such as the laboratories of scientific communities and the “virtual worlds” of cyberspace that challenge previous norms of what constitutes appropriate topics of ethnographic research. Emerging trends in ethnographic writing highlight autoethnography, narrative, and politically engaged participant observation. Moreover, ethnographers today no longer always conduct remote fieldwork, writing about peoples and issues far from their home worlds and social identities; they conduct “homework.”

Keywords:   ethnography, ethnographic writing, fieldwork, homework, ethnographic research, contemporary ethnography, ethnographers

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