On Doing Fieldwork in Palestine

Advice, Fieldnotes, and Other Thoughts

  • Celia E.┬áRothenberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Celia E. Rothenberg
    Pages 1-14
  3. Celia E. Rothenberg
    Pages 15-66
  4. Celia E. Rothenberg
    Pages 67-100
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 101-102

About this book


This book, based on the author's ethnographic fieldwork in the Palestinian West Bank from 1995 to 1996, aims to provide an honest, authentic, and accurate accounting of the nitty-gritty, day-to-day challenges, rewards, failures, and successes of doing fieldwork in a conservative village setting. By focussing on the intimate, typically obscured aspects of the fieldwork experience this memoir is intended for students planning to do fieldwork in any locale.

Celia E. Rothenberg is Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at McMaster University, Canada. She has carried out ethnographic fieldwork with Palestinians in the West Bank village of Artas, Palestinians in Toronto, and with various Jewish groups in North America, focusing on new and evolving forms of Jewish thought and practice. 


Field data West Bank Anthropology Jewish-Palestinian relationships Human relationship

Authors and affiliations

  • Celia E.┬áRothenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Religious StudiesMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-34200-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-34201-6
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