Main Data
Author: Lauren Joseph, Matthew Mahler, Javier Auyero
Editor: Lauren Joseph, Matthew Mahler, Javier Auyero
Title: New Perspectives in Political Ethnography
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN/ISSN: 9780387725949
Edition: 1
Price: CHF 105.00
Publication date: 01/01/2007
Category: Sozialwissenschaften
Language: English
Technical Data
Pages: 258
Kopierschutz: DRM
Geräte: PC/MAC/eReader/Tablet
Formate: PDF
Table of contents

Ethnography is uniquely equipped to look microscopically at the foundations of political institutions and their attendant sent of practices, just as it is ideally suited to explain why political actors behave the way they do and to identify the causes, processes and outcomes that are part and parcel of political life. This volume, based on a special issue of Qualitative Sociology offers an ethnographic study of politicians and political systems.

Table of contents
Introduction: Politics under the Ethnographic Microscope8
From Confusion to Common Sense: Using Political Ethnography to Understand Social Mobilization in the Brazilian Northeast21
Losing Face in Philippine Labor Confrontations: How Shame May Inhibit Worker Activism44
Radical Outcasts Versus Three Kinds of Police: Constructing Limits in Japanese Anti- Emperor Protests67
Honor and Morality in Contemporary Rural India95
Routing Conflict: Organized Violence and Clientelism in Rio de Janeiro117
Vicious Virtuous Circles: Barriers to Institution- Building after War142
Are National Politics Local? Social Movement Responses to the 2004 US Presidential Election163
Professional Performances on a Well- Constructed Stage: The Case of an Institutionalized Advocacy Organization187
Field Research During War: Ethical Dilemmas212
Politics as a Vocation: Notes Toward a Sensualist Understanding of Political Engagement231
Afterword: Political Ethnography as Art and Science254
About the Contributors258