From Participant Observation to Observant Participation


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From Participant Observation to Observant Participation

Vis færre oplysninger Moeran, Brian en_US 2009-02-04T10:25:46Z 2009-02-04T10:25:46Z 2007-12-05T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper looks at the relationship between anthropology, fieldwork and what is referred to as ‘organizational ethnography’. It starts by distinguishing between fieldwork, which is a method of conducting qualitative research, initially in the discipline of anthropology, and ethnography, which is the writing up of that research. The paper makes use of the author’s fieldwork experiences in a Japanese advertising agency to illustrate a number of features that define fieldwork as a methodology. It argues that it is the shift from participant observation to observant participation that enables the fieldworker to move from front stage to back stage in the study of an organization, and thereby to gain information and knowledge that is otherwise available only to insiders. Fieldwork, Anthropology, Organizational Ethnography, Observant Participation en_US
dc.format.extent 25 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2007-2 en_US
dc.title From Participant Observation to Observant Participation en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt07dec05 nijemo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Interkulturel Kommunikation og Ledelse en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort IKL en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Intercultural Communication and Management en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort IKL en_US
dc.idnumber x65655561x en_US København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2007 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Anthropology, Fieldwork and Organizational Ethnography en_US

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