Fourth Edition   ©2012


Reading and Writing Research

Bonnie Stone Sunstein (University of Iowa) , Elizabeth Chiseri-Strater (University of North Carolina, Greensboro)

  • ISBN-10: 0-312-62275-9; ISBN-13: 978-0-312-62275-6; Format: Paper Text, 464 pages

Write, and engage the world

FieldWorking is a fun and practical guide to research and writing. This acclaimed text incorporates examples by professional writers such as Peter Elbow, Joan Didion, Oliver Sacks, and Jamaica Kincaid, as well as student research projects on communities as diverse a truck stop, sports bar, homeless shelter, and horse sales barn, to help students identify and define their own subcultures and communities. In unique activities and comprehensive instruction, FieldWorking presents an ethnographic approach that empowers students to observe, listen, interpret, analyze, and write about the people and artifacts around them, while learning the essentials of college writing and research. FieldWorking is suitable for courses in English, anthropology, cultural studies, journalism — or in any discipline where research is required.
FieldWorking remains one of the most comprehensive, relevant, and student-centered texts on ethnographic research. It challenges students to actively engage in their research, to explore not only a textbook, but communities and cultures, and to make sense of them.”
— Stephen M. Fonash, Pennsylvania State University