Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
On Ethnography: Approaches to Language and Literacy Research
Foyalty 109

On Ethnography: Approaches to Language and Literacy Research (Paperback)

£35.99
Currently unavailable to order online.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

"The authors' broad experience and examples from their work illustrate sound theoretical advice. This book is sure to become required reading for research courses." - Judy Kalman, Centro de Investigacion y Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Mexico City











"Heath and Street provide an invitation to ethnography that is intimate to researchers and to the lives of the people researched ... They provide clear discussions of research practices and frame ethnography as theory-building inquiry about the nature of language, literacy, social practices, and knowledge." - David Bloome, The Ohio State University, USA











"This remarkable collaboration between Shirley Brice Heath and Brian Street, two of the world's most eminent literacy researchers, will provide a turning point for literacy research and prove essential for established researchers, as well as for those undertaking their first research studies." - David Barton, Lancaster University, UK











The authors weave together narratives of practice and theory that draw on their own field work and that of a novice ethnographer. Their stories take us outside the usual progression of how-to-do-ethnography that moves from research question to data collection and analysis to publication. Readers learn of the motivations and mishaps behind the authors' own classic ethnographic studies of language, multimodal literacies, and community practices. The authors use their stories to illustrate the power of curiosity, connection, and continuity in ethnographic pursuits. Keeping language and literacy at the center of attention, this volume offers practical ways for ethnographers to sustain their attention to a constant comparative perspective and to patterns of co-occurrence in language structures, uses, and values. Appropriate for new and experienced researchers, this readable volume:























Illustrates three primary learning environments for the work of ethnographers: self-directed learning, informal communities of learners, and instructional settings within formal education.















Stresses that "doing ethnography" involves engagement with public life and cannot be separated out as an academic activity.















Includes examples of ethnographic studies in Australia, Iran, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologyPhysical anthropology & ethnography Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 03/04/2008 ISBN-13: 9780415472074  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable to order online.  

Shirley Brice Heath is Professor at Large at Brown University and Margery Bailey Professor of English and Dramatic Literature and Professor of Linguistics, Emerita, at Stanford University. Brian V. Street is Professor of Language in Education at King's College, University of London. Molly Mills is an undergraduate student at Brown University.

More books by Shirley Brice Heath

More books by Brian Street

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Eldercare, Health, and Ecosyndemics ...
(Hardback)
Janelle Christensen
 
 
£49.95
 
An Ethnography of Hunger: Politics,...
(Paperback)
Kristin Phillips
 
 
£20.99
 
Primate Change: How the world we made...
(Hardback)
Vybarr Cregan-Reid
 
 
£16.99
 
Accidental Ethnography: An Inquiry...
(Paperback)
Christopher N. Poulos
 
 
£32.99
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close