Ethnographic Research

Part of the Research Methods Series book series (REMES)


James Clifford (1997: 56) has, in a much cited locution borrowed from Renato Rosaldo, theorized the methodology of ethnographic research – my craft – as ‘deep hanging out.’ This perverse phrase captures nicely the improvisational quality of fieldwork, the confusing overlap between informal streetcorner conversation and the serious inquiry embodied in ethnographic fieldwork, and the profound level of understanding of the other for which ethnography aims through apparently casual methods.


Nuclear Weapon Participant Observation Ethnographic Research Ethnographic Method Ethnographic Fieldwork 
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© Hugh Gusterson 2008

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