Kaleidoscope Notes: Writing Women's Music and Organizational Culture - Ethnographic Alternatives 3 (Hardback)
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Kaleidoscope Notes: Writing Women's Music and Organizational Culture - Ethnographic Alternatives 3 (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 02/04/1998
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Striving to express the lived experience of women's music at The Club, Stacy Holman Jones has created a text that is itself performative, and the reader cannot resist playing a starring role. Her evocative narrative slips in and out of prose, dialogue, and poetry. Fieldnotes and song lyrics are staged as inseparable parts of the events of social meaning occurring between ethnographer and field site, between reader and text. Jones is haunted by the specters of reliability and validity, motivated by the goals of multivocality and multiple truths, and driven by the music. She is also driven by the mystery and complexity of women's music; a category which is impossible to capture, tame, or pin down. Created and recreated from many points of view in each performance and evocation, it resists a stable definition. This innovative ethnography is an important move toward turning the postmodern critique into a lyrical and complex expression of social experience.

Publisher: AltaMira Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9780761989653
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 426 g
Dimensions: 236 x 160 x 18 mm


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A delightful read, one that I would recommend to group and community workers for a creative and derivative approach to themes of group culture, diversity, organizational culture, and feminist thought. -- Linda Yael Schiller, LICSW, (Boston University School of Social Work) * Social Work With Groups, Journal Of Comm and Clinical Practice *
Holman Jones' atmospheric accounts of her own interactions and reactions to the Club do indeed make one feel as though one was almost there....The ease with with Holman Jones deals with the complex processes of ethnography would make the book an invaluable teaching resource. She easily de-mystifies an aspect of anthropology that is seldom examined, still less taught, where the apprenticeship approach is still the dominant approach. -- Sarah Delaney, National Women's Council of Ireland * Forum: Qualitative Social Research *

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