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Title Thick comparison : reviving the ethnographic aspiration / edited by Thomas Scheffer and Jörg Niewöhner
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 223 pages) : illustrations
Series International studies in sociology and social anthropology, 0074-8684 ; v. 114
International studies in sociology and social anthropology ; v. 114
Contents Contents; Foreword; Notes on Contributors; Introduction Thickening Comparison: On the Multiple Facets of Comparability; Chapter One Comparability on Shifting Grounds: How Legal Ethnography differs from Comparative Law; Chapter Two Producing Multi-sited Comparability; Chapter Three Re-describing Social Practices: Comparison as Analytical and Explorative Tool; Chapter Four Producing Alternative Objects of Comparison in Healthcare: Following a Web-based Technology for Asthma Treatment through the Lab and the Clinic
Chapter Five Contrasts and Comparisons: Three Practices of Forensic InvestigationChapter Six Comparison in the Wild and more Disciplined Usages of an Epistemic Practice; Chapter Seven Making a Comparative Object; Chapter Eight On Positionality and its Comparability in the Legal Context; Index
Summary In ethnographic inquiry, comparing is fraught with difficulties, never complete and often fails. Yet it remains a strangely productive mode of working. "Thick comparison" develops and reflects on the production of comparability as a fruitful process in ethnographic research
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Ethnology -- Methodology.
Ethnology -- Research.
Form Electronic book
Author Niewöhner, Jörg.
Scheffer, Thomas, Dr.
LC no. 2009053745
ISBN 900418113X (cloth)
9004183744 (electronic bk.)
9789004181137 (cloth)
9789004183742 (electronic bk.)