In this volume, Schwartzman evaluates the range of ethnographic research that has been conducted on organizations. She also examines such important topics as: the roles and methods utilized by organizational ethnographers; the problems and prospects for conducting fieldwork in organizations; and the role that everyday but often overlooked routines - like meetings and story telling - play in the production and reproduction of organizations, institutions and society.

Introduction

Introduction

HELEN B.SCHWARTZMANNorthwestern University

Ethnography is the trademark of cultural anthropology. As a method for grasping “the native's point of view” (Malinowski, 1922, p. 25) it was developed by researchers working mostly outside the United States—in Samoa, Kenya, Bali, Brazil. In the 1930s and 1940s, however, ethnographers were also working within ...

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