Apprenticeship in critical ethnographic practice [electronic resource] / Jean Lave ; foreword by Thomas P. Gibson.
By: Lave, Jean.Series: Lewis Henry Morgan lectures: 1993.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2011Description: 1 online resource (198 p.).ISBN: 9780226470726; 9780226470719; 9780226470733 (electronic bk.); 0226470733 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Vai (African people) -- Social life and customs | Gola (African people) -- Social life and customs | Tailors -- Liberia -- Apprentices | Ethnology -- Liberia | History | Business | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / TrainingGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 331.25/922089963 Online resources: Available via Ebooks on EBSCOhost - Shibboleth Login Required
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -192) and index.
Institutional arrangements and the uniform -- Becoming a tailor -- Testing learning transfer -- Multiplying situations -- Research on apprenticeship, research as apprenticeship.
In this extended meditation, Jean Lave interweaves analysis of the process of apprenticeship among the Vai and Gola tailors of Liberia with reflections on the evolution of her research on those tailors in the late 1970s. In so doing, she provides both a detailed account of her apprenticeship in the art of sustained fieldwork and an insightful overview of thirty years of changes in the empirical and theoretical facets of ethnographic practice. Examining the issues she confronted in her own work, Lave shows how the critical questions raised by ethnographic research erode conventional assumptions.