Chapter 1. Out of the Shadows of History and Memory: Personal Family Narratives as Intimate Ethnography

  1. Athena McLean and
  2. Annette Leibing
  1. Alisse Waterston and
  2. Barbara Rylko-Bauer

Published Online: 17 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692455.ch1

The Shadow Side of Fieldwork: Exploring the Blurred Borders Between Ethnography and Life

The Shadow Side of Fieldwork: Exploring the Blurred Borders Between Ethnography and Life

How to Cite

Waterston, A. and Rylko-Bauer, B. (2008) Out of the Shadows of History and Memory: Personal Family Narratives as Intimate Ethnography, in The Shadow Side of Fieldwork: Exploring the Blurred Borders Between Ethnography and Life (eds A. McLean and A. Leibing), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692455.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 9 AUG 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161305

Online ISBN: 9780470692455

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Keywords:

  • ethnography;
  • sociohistorical context;
  • memory;
  • relations;
  • empirical accuracy

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • A Sketch of Two Lives

  • Points of Comparison

  • Epistemological Challenges

  • From Epistemology to Methodology

  • From Narrative to the Worldly Shape of Events: Linking Story to History

  • Acknowledgments

  • Notes

  • References