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New Perspectives in Political Ethnography


New Perspectives in Political Ethnography



von: Lauren Joseph, Matthew Mahler, Javier Auyero

107,09 €

Verlag: Springer
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 20.09.2007
ISBN/EAN: 9780387725949
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 258

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Ethnography is uniquely equipped to look microscopically at the foundations of political institutions and their attendant sent of practices, just as it is ideally suited to explain why political actors behave the way they do and to identify the causes, processes and outcomes that are part and parcel of political life. This volume, based on a special issue of Qualitative Sociology offers an ethnographic study of politicians and political systems.
From Confusion to Common Sense: Using Political Ethnography to Understand Social Mobilization in the Brazilian Northeast.- Losing Face in Philippine Labor Confrontations: How Shame May Inhibit Worker Activism.- Radical Outcasts Versus Three Kinds of Police: Constructing Limits in Japanese Anti-Emperor Protests.- Honor and Morality in Contemporary Rural India.- Routing Conflict: Organized Violence and Clientelism in Rio de Janeiro.- Vicious Virtuous Circles: Barriers to Institution-Building after War.- Are National Politics Local? Social Movement Responses to the 2004 US Presidential Election.- Professional Performances on a Well-Constructed Stage: The Case of an Institutionalized Advocacy Organization.- Field Research During War: Ethical Dilemmas.- Politics as a Vocation: Notes Toward a Sensualist Understanding of Political Engagement.- Afterword: Political Ethnography as Art and Science.
The use of ethnographic research - social research based on the observation of individuals or institutions where the researcher becomes part of the group or very close to the group to better understand their actions - is becoming more and more of a prevalent methodology within sociology.  As ethnography gains prominence within the discipline its focus, theoretical underpinnings and narrative styles are also expanding to the yet-unexamined worlds and institutions of society.
Politics, political institutions, and those working in politics (state officials, politicians and activists) have so far missed the lens of the ethnographer.  As a group, politicians and those in politics can be found in every corner of the world.  While political systems and politicians are by no means the same in every country, what brings these people together to be part of the political process? 
Ethnography is uniquely equipped to look microscopically at the foundations of political institutions and their attendant set of practices, just as it is ideally suited to explain why political actors behave the way they do and to identify the causes, processes and outcomes that are part and parcel of political life.  The volume, based on a special issue of Qualitative Sociology has a two-fold purpose: to bring politics into the ethnographic literature and of ethnography in studies of politics.  The case studies included are based on the research of ethnographers studying the various level of politics in Brazil, Japan, El Salvador, Bosnia, the Philippines, India and the United States.  It will be of interest to those in the sociology of politics, political science and those looking for ethnographic research on a global level.
The first ethnographic study of politicians and political systems
Global case studies focusing on various groups within the local political systems
Part of the growing trend in expanding ethnographic research into new worlds of interest

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