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By Barbara Czarniawska

ISBN-10: 0761906622

ISBN-13: 9780761906629

From constructing the fieldwork to writing up the study, this quantity takes readers throughout the narrative method of qualitative study with a spotlight on association reviews. encouraged via the paintings of Bakhtin, Eco, Rorty and Silverman, the writer demonstrates that narratives are nonetheless the most providers of data in all societies.

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This problem, trite as it may seem, is known to all organization researchers and does not abate with age or experience. After all, logistics lie at the heart of all organizing, which demands that the right things and the right people be at the right place at the right time. The story shows that getting to an unknown place On time is one of the recurring research nightmares because it symbolizes much more than an organizing failure: namely, the fear of entering an alien landscape. There is a palpable sense of danger, culminating in the story of the meeting with the dogs and Russian soldiers who acquire a terrifying air, becoming monsters from a fairy tale.

She thought that 1 would only be appearing now and then. 1 feel I am sinking but I try to stay up, and once again to explain to her my way of working. 00, after all her important meetings. WARSAW, MARCH 8 14:00. " I take my coat off and hang it on a hanger, close to FD's. 'I\t least let her finish this telephone call," says the secretary. I sit down and prepare to wait. Several people go into FD's office and come out again. " I go into her office and begin to flatter her. "Your budget was accepted in great style!

There, as here, the anthropologist's assumption of a fundamental distinction between the self and the Other is called in question. This distinction in anthropology, AbuLughod claims, was always hierarchical, in the sense that the (western) self is superior to the (nonwestern) Other. What happens when , as in the cases discussed here, the Other is more powerful than the self? One effect, it seems to me, is a somewhat paradoxical emergence of more sensitive, richer (and humbler) studies.

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