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- DescriptionStudies of human development have taken an ethgraphic turn in the 1990s. In this volume, anthropologists, psychologists and sociologists discuss how qualitative methodologies have strengthened the understanding of cognitive, emotional and behavioural development, and of the difficulties of growing up in contemporary society. Part One, informed by a post-positivist philosophy of science, argues for the validity of ethgraphic kwledge. Part Two examines a range of qualitative methods, from participant observation to the hermeneutic elaboration of texts. In Part Three, ethgraphic methods are applied to issues of human development across the life span and to social problems including poverty, racial and ethnic marginality, and crime. Restoring ethgraphic methods to a central place in social inquiry, the 22 essays in this text should interest everyone concerned with the epistemological problems of context, meaning and subjectivity in the behavioural sciences.
- Author(s)Richard Jessor,etc.
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication13/08/1996
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Series TitleJohn D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Mental Health and Development
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Content Note2 halftones, 15 line drawings, 2 tables
- Weight700 g
- Width152 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine29 mm
- Edition Statement2nd
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