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Publication details for Professor Mike Crang

Crang, M. Qualitative methods (part 3) there is nothing outside the text? Progress in human geography. 2005;29:225-233.

Author(s) from Durham


In my previous reports (Crang, 2002; 2003a) I have tried to suggest that there is now a maturity about qualitative methods in geography,
but also that there comes with this a
certain conventionality of approaches. In this report I intend to consider: (1) continued debates about the framing of qualitative, and especially ethnographic, work, after the socalled
crisis of representation; (2) the spatialities of qualitative work; and (3) work in a performative vein.


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Besio, K. and D. Butz (2004). "Autoethnography: A Limited Endorsement." Professional Geographer 56(3): 432-38.

Bourdieu, P. (2003). "Participant Objectivation." Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute NS 9: 281-94.

Butz, D. and K. Besio (2004). "The Value of Autoethnography for Field Research in Transcultural Settings." Professional Geographer 56(3): 350-60.

Cloke, P., I. Cook, et al. (2004). Practising Human Geography. London, Sage.

Comaroff, J. and J. Comaroff (2003). "Ethnography on an Awkward Scale: Postcolonial Anthropology and the Violence of Abstraction." Ethnography 4(2): 147-80.

Corti, L. (2003). "Infrastructure Services and Needs for the Provision of Enhanced Qualitative Data Resources." International Social Science Journal 55(177): 417-32.

Crang, M. (2003b). Telling Materials. Using Social Theory. M. Pryke, G. Rose and S. Whatmore. London, Sage: 127-44.

Cupples, J. (2002). "The Field as a Landscape of Desire: Sex and Sexuality in Geographical Fieldwork." Area 34(4): 382-90.

Cupples, J. and S. Kindon (2003). "Far from Being "Home Alone": The Dynamics of Accompanied Fieldwork." Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography 24(2): 211-28.

Deriu, D. (2003). Souvenir Bangkok. Visual Culture and Tourism. D. Crouch and N. Lübbren. Oxford, Berg: 147-55.

DeVerteuil, G. (2004). "Systematic Inquiry into Barriers to Researcher Access: Evidence from a Homeless Shelter." Professional Geographer 56(3): 372-80.

Fine, G. (2003). "Towards a Peopled Ethnography: Developing Theory from Group Life." Ethnography 4(1): 41–60.

Ghosh, A (1998) In an Antique Land. London, Granta Books.

Gold, L. (2002). "Positionality, Worldview and Geographical Research: A Personal Account of a Research Journey." Ethics, Place and Environment 5(3): 223-37.

Gómez, R. (2003). Magic Roots: Children Explore Participatory Video. Participatory Video: Images That Transform and Empower. S. White. London, Sage: 215-31.

Gustavson, L. and J. Cytrynbaum (2003). "Illuminating Spaces: Relational Spaces, Complicity and Multisited Ethnography." Field Methods 15(3): 252-70.

Hannerz, U. (2003). "Being There... And There... And There! Reflections on Multi-Site Ethnography." Ethnography 4(2): 201-16.

Hannerz, U. (2004) Foreign News: Exploring the World of Foreign Correspondents. Chicago, IL, University of Chicago Press

Harper, D. (2002). "Talking About Pictures: A Case for Photo Elicitation." Visual Studies 17(1): 13-26.

Harper, D. (2003). "Framing Photographic Ethnography: A Case Study." Ethnography 4(2): 241-66.

Hine, C. (2000). Virtual Ethnography. London, Sage.

Hubbard, P. (2002). "Sexing the Self: Geographies of Engagement and Encounter." Social and Cultural Geography 3(4): 365-82.

Hyams, M. (2003). "Adolescent Latina Bodyspaces: Making Homegirls, Homebodies and Homeplaces." Antipode 35(3): 536-558.

Hyams, M. (2004). "Hearing Girls' Silences: Thoughts on the Politics and Practices of a Feminist Method of Group Discussion." Gender, Place & Culture 11(1): 105-19.

Kamberelis, G. (2003). "Ingestion, Elimination, Sex, and Song: Trickster as Premodern Avatar of Postmodern Research Practice." Qualitative Inquiry 9(5): 673-704.

Katz, J. (2001). "From How to Why: On Luminous Description and Causal Inference in Ethnography (Part I)." Ethnography 2(4): 443–473.

Katz, J. (2002). "From How to Why: On Luminous Description and Causal Inference in Ethnography (Part 2)." Ethnography 3(1): 63–90.

Kusenbach, M. (2003). "Street Phenomenology: The Go-Along as Ethnographic Research Tool." Ethnography 4(3): 455–485.

Latham, A. (2003). "Research, Performance, and Doing Human Geography: Some Reflections on the Diary-Photograph, Diary-Interview Method." Environment and Planning A 35(11): 1993-2018.

Loftsdóttir, K. (2002). "Never Forgetting? Gender and Racial-Ethnic Identity During Fieldwork." Social Anthropology 10(3): 303-17.

Magolda, P. (2000). "Accessing, Waiting, Plunging in, Wondering, and Writing: Retrospective Sense-Making of Fieldwork." Field Methods 12(3): 209-34.

Meth, P. (2003). "Entries and Omissions: Using Solicited Diaries in Geographical Research." Area 35(2): 195-205.

Meth, P. and K. Malaza (2003). "Violent Research: The Ethics and Emotions of Doing Research with Women in South Africa." Ethics, Place and Environment 6(2): 143-59.

Mountz, A., I. Miyares, et al. (2003). "Methodologically Becoming: Power, Knowledge and Team Research." Gender, Place & Culture 10(1): 29-46.

O'Neill, M., S. Giddens, et al. (2002). "Renewed Methodologies for Social Research: Ethno-Mimesis as Performative Praxis." Sociological Review: 77-88.

Rony, F. T. (2003). "The Quick and the Dead: Surrealism and the Found Ethnographic Footage Films of Bontoc Eulogy and Mother Dao: The Turtlelike." Camera Obscura 18(1): 128-55.

Rose, G. (2003). "On the Need to Ask How, Exactly, Is Geography "Visual"?" Antipode 35(2): 212-21.

Salzinger, L. (2004). "Revealing the Unmarked: Finding Masculinity in a Global Factory." Ethnography 5(1): 5-27.

Sava, I. and K. Nuutinen (2003). "At the Meeting Place of Word and Picture: Between Art and Inquiry." Qualitative Inquiry 9(4): 515-34.

Soussloff, C. and M. Franko (2002). "Visual and Performance Studies: A New History of Interdisciplinarity." Social Text 20(4): 29-46.

Srivastava, N. (2001). "Amitav Ghosh’S Ethnographic Fictions: Intertextual Links between in an Antique Land and His Doctoral Thesis." Journal of Commonwealth Literature 36(2): 45-64.

Thrift, N. (2000) ‘Dead or Alive?’ in Cultural Turns/Geographical Turns (eds) Cook, I., Crouch, D., Naylor, S. & Ryan, J.. Harlow, Prentice Hall: 1-6.

Thrift, N. (2003). Practising Ethics. Using Social Theory. S. Whatmore. London, Sage: 105-21.

Throop, C. J. (2003). "Articulating Experience." Anthropological Theory 3(2): 219-41.

Tillmann-Healy, L. (2003). "Friendship as Method." Qualitative Inquiry 9(5): 729-49.

van Vleet, K. (2003). "Partial Theories: On Gossip, Envy and Ethnography in the Andes." Ethnography 4(4): 491–519.

Watson, E. E. (2004). "‘What a Dolt One Is’: Language Learning and
Fieldwork in Geography." Area 36(1): 59–68.

Whatmore, S. (2003). Generating Materials. Using Social Theory: Thinking through Research. M. Pryke, G. Rose and S. Whatmore. London, Sage: 89-104.

Wogan, P. (2004). "Deep Hanging Out: Reflections on Fieldwork and Multisited Andean Ethnography." Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power 11: 129-39.

Ylönen, M. E. (2003). "Bodily Flashes of Dancing Women: Dance as a Method of Inquiry." Qualitative Inquiry 9(4): 554-68.


DOI: 10.1191/0309132505ph541pr