Studying elites using qualitative methods [electronic resource] / Rosanna Hertz, Jonathan B. Imber, editors
- Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 1995.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xi, 210 pages).
- Additional Creators:
- Hertz, Rosanna and Imber, Jonathan B., 1952-
- SAGE knowledge: ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu
- Machine generated contents note: Pt. I Business Elites -- 1.Interviewing Important People in Big Companies / Robert J. Thomas -- 2.Reaching Corporate Executives / Michael Useem -- 3.Fielding Hot Topics in Cool Settings: The Study of Corporate Ethics / Kathy E. Kram / Peter Cleary Yeager -- 4.Using Electronic Media to Support Fieldwork in a Corporate Setting / John P. Workman, Jr. -- 5.Tales From the Field: Learning From Researchers' Accounts / Paul M. Hirsch -- Pt. II Professional Elites -- 6.Stopping the Spin and Becoming a Prop: Fieldwork on Hollywood Elites / Joshua Gamson -- 7.Reflections on Fieldwork in a Complex Organization: Lawyers, Ethnographic Authority, and Lethal Weapons / Jennifer L. Pierce -- 8.Negotiating Status: Social Scientists and Anglican Clergy / Alan Aldridge -- 9.How I Learned What a Crock Was / Howard S. Becker -- Pt. III Community and Political Elites -- 10."Surely You're Not in This Just to Be Helpful": Access, Rapport, and Interviews in Three Studies of Elites / Susan A. Ostrander -- 11.Local Knowledge and Local Power: Notes on the Ethnography of Local Community Elites / Albert Hunter -- 12.Research as a Communication Act: A Study on Israeli Women in Local Politics / Hanna Herzog -- 13.Exploding Anthropology's Canon in the World of the Bomb: Ethnographic Writing on Militarism / Hugh Gusterson.
- The very nature of elites makes them difficult for social researchers to study. This volume provides valuable insights into how researchers can successfully gain access to elite settings. Using their actual experiences, the contributors provide constructive advice as well as cautionary tales about how they learned to manoeuvre and become accepted in worlds otherwise closed to them.
- 9781483327341 (ebook)
- Audience Notes:
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references.
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