She earned her Master's in urban studies and planning from Fordham University, with a concentration in community development, qualitative research and ethnographic studies
The text is both accessible and engaging, featuring illustrations, issues and debates about chapter subject topics, key concept highlights, questions to stimulate anthropological ideas and ways of thinking, summaries of interesting ethnographic studies
, and essay suggestions.
The editors state, "a central objective of this book is to reclaim the role that historical studies have long quietly occupied in ethnomusicology, despite the field's recent emphasis on ethnographic studies
of contemporary music practices, and to demonstrate new ways of conducting insightful historical research on musical traditions around the world" (p.
Broadly speaking, our work has engaged the study of various facets of American Jewish experiences, but all of us have in common an abiding interest in grounding our ethnographic studies
in their deep and complex historical roots.
They detail accounts of fieldwork in ethnographic studies
of literacy, lessons learned, different approaches to teaching literacy, the literacy environment, and how these findings can impact policy and practice.
Collectively these studies and findings are meant to demonstrate how ethnographic studies
can be utilized effectively to make early childhood programs more successful for children, parents and teachers.
about the lives of young people and their transition into adulthood point to diversity of ideas about childhood in different parts of the world, raising questions about whether the idea of universal child rights can accommodate such varied worldviews.
The subjects covered are based on rich ethnographic studies
mostly in South Africa but also elsewhere in Africa.
Examples from two ethnographic studies
illustrate how reflection is essential in order to perceive the truth of others.
While lacking an explicit analysis of the discursive strategies apparent across many of these ethnographic studies
, the volume's focus on activism and identity provides a compelling image of an activist strategy for advancing social research.
First, ethnographic studies
have suggested that black students are less inclined to try hard in school because their peers may view academic effort as characteristic of "acting white:' Measures of persistence--how far students go in school--will of course miss the more subtle forms of academic effort, Nevertheless, the fact that blacks stay in school at least as long as whites from similar socioeconomic backgrounds seems inconsistent with the idea that the youth culture of blacks is much more anti-academic than that of whites.
Examples of some cross-cutting areas for research are ethnographic studies
and other areas of social science, particularly to address health systems and appropriate interventions within a given society or group, and research focusing on gender and socioeconomic factors in the etiology and treatment of the disorders to be addressed.