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On Fieldwork

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On Fieldwork
On FieldworkErvingGoffmanLyn H.Lofland10 ppSAGE Publications, Inc.
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July, 1989182123123132

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Goffman, E.(1989)‘On fieldwork’, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography18, 123-32.

What follows is a transcription of a tape-recorded talk given by Erving Goffman during the 1974 Pacific Sociological Association Meetings, where he was a member of a panel of successful fieldworkers discussing their data collection and analysis procedures. John Lofland, who organized the session, had invited Sherri Cavan, Fred Davis, and Jacqueline Wiseman, as well as Goffman, to talk candidly and informally about how they went about doing their work. Somewhat revised versions of the Cavan, Davis, and Wiseman talks, along with an additional piece ...

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