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El policía y el etnógrafo (sospechado): disputa de roles y competencias en un campo en colaboración
Sirimarco,Mariana;
Etnográfica , 2012,
Abstract: the figure of the suspicious ethnographer tends to be a constant in early fieldwork. based on an anthropological experience in police schools, the aim of this article is to dismantle that construction of distrust, espionage and intransigence with which the subjects face both the ethnographer and his study, understanding it as an instance used to undermine his pretended authority and to negotiate the boundaries of the research. to declare this involves sustaining that the role of the research is not under the pure control of the ethnographer. this role, on the contrary, is highly permeable to the actions of the subjects in the field. blurred, disputed and confronted, the role of the ethnographer thus turns out, by virtue of this conflict of skills and competences, to be a sort of cooperative enterprise.
"The ideal ethnographer"
Milenkovi? Milo?
Glasnik Etnografskog Instituta SANU , 2006, DOI: 10.2298/gei0654161m
Abstract: This article is conceived within the scientific project "Anthropology in the 20th Century: Theoretical and Methodological Achievements". Focusing on the the disciplinary debates and critique around Millennium, this first article in a series offers a preliminary redefinition of some of the basic anthropological concepts: ethnography, ethnographer and informant, as used in pre-postmodern theory of ethnography. Critics interpreted postmodern anthropology as a strong form of relativism that is both epistemologically self-refuting and socially irresponsible. Much credit for the resulting turmoil goes to "postmodernists" themselves, as they failed to articulate precisely in what way their project rejects the traditional concept of regulative methodology, and what their reinterpretation of relativist conceptions of truth, authority, reflexivity, objectivity, interpretation and representation is. The critics dwelled heavily on the notion of incompleteness, vagueness and methodological irrelevance of postmodern criticism in anthropology, largely due to the fact that it never put forward clear definitions of the basic concepts it aims to pursue or to relinquish. As opposed to this received view, the article argues that at least one of the basic concepts used by postmodernists can be methodologically formalized: it is that of "traditional" or the "realist ethnographer". By construing hypothetical "ideal ethnographer", the article formalizes background theory of ethnography against which the postmodern project raised.
The Librarian-As-Insider-Ethnographer  [cached]
Jessie Lymn
Journal of Library Innovation , 2013,
Abstract: This article considers preliminary findings from ethnographic fieldwork undertaken in Australia and Canada in do-it-yourself (DIY) libraries and archives. These spaces are usually run on small or no budgets, often in squatted or donated spaces, with no paid staff. They are motivated by a DIY ethos, and often have a connection to so-called “underground” communities. In this article the author responds to Chris Atton’s model of librarian-as-ethnographer, which argues that information workers can draw on ethnographic methods to build cultural maps of grassroots and DIY communities. The author proposes that there are information professionals already in these communities, and their roles in both professional and DIY libraries enhances the librarian-as-ethnographer model by providing an insider perspective that may mediate tensions between the two collection spaces. The author draws on her fieldwork in zine libraries, infoshops, and social centers as example.
'Political Activist as Ethnographer', Revisited  [cached]
Ian Hussey
The Canadian Journal of Sociology , 2012,
Abstract: In this article I revisit and expand upon George Smith’s (1990) landmark article, “Political Activist as Ethnographer.” Political activist ethnography (PAE) is a specialized form of institutional ethnography (IE) that has not received nearly enough attention in the twenty years since the original publication of Smith’s article. In an effort to revisit and bolster this research approach, I provide an overview of IE/PAE, critically engage with three recent commentaries on PAE, and offer a new interpretation of this approach as well as an example of its application from my ongoing research on fair trade.
Re-taking mastery of life: A story of a Chinese policeman
Algae Kit Yee Au
Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health , 2013, DOI: 10.1186/2195-3007-3-8
Abstract: This story expands our understanding with regards to the high risk of problem gambling on a policeman's life.
Jovan Mi kovi : A forgotten ethnographer and geographer
?apovi? Lasta
Glasnik Etnografskog Instituta SANU , 2006, DOI: 10.2298/gei0654345d
Abstract: The paper describes the life and work of Jovan Mi kovi , a forgotten ethnographer and geographer. Born in Negotin (1844-1908), he had received military education and took on several important functions in the government and had served bravely in three wars. In addition, he was also a gifted scientist, whose interests included geography, ethnography, history archeology and topography. He was a distinguished member of Serbian medical society, Serbian Royal Academy and several other important associations. The paper presents Miskovi ’s contribution to science and discuses cultural/scientific environment where he worked and lived.
Bilateral Central Scotoma Due to CSCR in an Asthmatic Policeman  [PDF]
Lai Chan Fhun, Evelyn Tai Li Min, Mei Fong Chong, Ahmad Tajudin Liza-Sharmini
Open Journal of Ophthalmology (OJOph) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/ojoph.2016.64033
Abstract: Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) is a retinal condition characterized by fluid accumulation in the subretinal space, resulting in neurosensory detachment or pigment epithelial detachment. The risk factors associated with this condition include male gender, middle age, smoking, stress and use of corticosteroids. We report a case of CSCR in a 37-year-old policeman with hypertension and bronchial asthma. He presented with sudden onset of bilateral blurring of central vision for 1 day, worse over the left eye. There were no other significant eye complaints. He is an active smoker and has been on long-term corticosteroids for asthma. On examination, the visual acuity was 6/9 bilaterally. The anterior segment of both eyes was normal. Examination of the right fundus revealed a dome-shaped swelling inferior to the fovea, while the left fundus showed circular detachment of the neurosensory retina at the macula. He was diagnosed to have bilateral central serous chorioretinopathy. He was also counseled to stop smoking. The corticosteroids were continued due to the risk of precipitating an asthma attack if they were withheld. Upon his next review two months later, his condition remained stable. CSCR is usually a self-limited condition, with good visual outcome. A thorough medical, social and drug history should be obtained, and patients advised to modify their lifestyle to eliminate or reduce risk factors such as smoking, stress and corticosteroid use.
Indian policeman's dilemma: A game theoretic model  [PDF]
Kaushik Kumar Majumdar
Computer Science , 2010,
Abstract: This paper focuses on a one person game called Indian policeman's dilemma (IPD). It represents the internal conflict between emotion and profession of a typical Indian police officer. We have 'split' the game to be played independently by different personality modules of the same player. Each module then appears as an independent individual player of the game. None of the players knows the exact payoff values of any of the others. Only greater than or less than type of inequalities among the payoff values across the players are to be inferred probabilistically. There are two Nash equilibrium (NE) points in this game signifying two completely opposing behavior by the policeman involved. With the help of the probabilistic inequalities probable propensities of the different behaviors have been determined. The model underscores the need for new surveys and data generation. A design of one such survey to measure professionalism of the police personnel has been outlined.
Doing Ethnography, Being an Ethnographer: The Autoethnographic Research Process and I  [cached]
Rahul Mitra
Journal of Research Practice , 2010,
Abstract: I examine here Theory and Scholarship (taken to be formalized social scientific frameworks that seek to map out the real world and social actions in an objective fashion) via an autoethnographic lens. Chiefly, I ask how autoethnography as a research method reconfigures them: how may we extend knowledge using autoethnography? While much critique has centered on the "doing" (dispassionately?) versus "being" (going native?) of autoethnography, I argue that such a dichotomy is inherently false. Instead, doing is located within the ethnographer's very being, so that a closer look at the autoethnographic research process is required, from conception to implementation to introspection. I attempt such a processual analysis here: drawing on an earlier social scientific project, I relate the intellectual and social process whereby it was translated into an autoethnography. Using a performative lens to illustrate the dialectical mode of doing and being in the research process, I intersperse portions of personal narrative with academic writing, to enable a disjunctural appreciation of the various layers of interpretation. While the epistemic framework I hold to here is indeed a poststructural one, privileging fragmentation and social situatedness, it also emphasizes continuity and interconnections in the research process.
Tendencies of Inner Surveillance in Democratic India Challenges of Establishing Native Ethnographer's Identity Among Indian Muslims  [cached]
Tabassum "Ruhi" Khan
Culture Unbound : Journal of Current Cultural Research , 2010,
Abstract: The paper analyzes how the native ethnographer's position within his/her com-munity becomes problematized during fieldwork conditions defined by fear of state surveillance forces. It focuses on the way state's vigilance activities create new barriers for establishing of native ethnographer's authority by challenging the ethnographer's privileged access to his/her research community based on trust and cultural/religious affiliations. The apprehensions for personal safety experienced by the informants unsettle the distinctions between native and non-native ethno-graphy. The paper argues that if anthropology is to progress as a meaningful so-cial and cultural critique then it must elaborate the ethnographer's experiences of navigating the shifting grounds as insider and outsider. It proposes a "thick de-scription" of the way reticence and distrust of the informants is overcome. The aim is to create scholarship that counters political and social injustices by making explicit voids and gaps and by gleaning a wealth of information in silences.
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