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Doing Human Service Ethnography

Author: Katarina Jacobsson; Jaber Gubrium
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2021.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book shows researchers how ethnography can be carried out within human service settings, providing an invaluable guide on how to apply ethnographic creativeness and offering a more humanistic and context-sensitive approach to generating valid knowledge about today's service work.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jacobsson, Katarina
Doing Human Service Ethnography
Bristol : Policy Press,c2021
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katarina Jacobsson; Jaber Gubrium
ISBN: 9781447355809 1447355806
OCLC Number: 1259323196
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (244 p.)
Contents: Front Cover --
Doing Human Service Ethnography --
Copyright information --
Table of contents --
About the editors --
Notes on contributors --
Introduction: What is human service ethnography? --
Preliminary matters --
The general and the specific --
Problematizing everyday life --
Human service ethnography --
Taken together --
References --
PART I Capturing professional relevance --
1 Shadowing care workers when they're 'doing nothing' --
Standardization and 'nothingness' --
Shadowing the everyday practices of care --
Care practices in the home Football and singing: relations and persistence in care --
Sitting on the floor: inventiveness and sensitivity work in care --
Care practices in the hospital --
Making sandwiches: invisible work and tailored care2 --
Conclusion --
Notes --
References --
2 Two worlds of professional relevance in a small village --
Concerned villagers and problems-talk --
Problems-talk and the larger narrative culture --
Social worlds and counternarratives --
Conclusion --
Notes --
References --
3 Capturing the organization of emotions in child welfare decision-making --
Organizational contours of emotion Engagement with the emotions of a particular field --
Turning to the everyday practice of emotional expression --
Emotions in everyday decision-making --
Controlling emotions --
Conclusion --
References --
PART II Grasping empirical complexity --
4 Sensitizing concepts in studies of homelessness and disability --
From sensitizing concepts to empirical complexity --
Analytical ethnography --
Empirical complexity --
Empirical complexity in two observational studies --
Processes of othering --
Conclusion --
References --
5 Grasping the social life of documents in human service practice The ethnographic field --
Assessing need --
Inscribing need --
Following the form --
Contesting need --
Conclusion --
References --
6 Debating dementia care logics --
Comparative ethnography --
'Ensemble logic': care at a specialized public geriatric unit --
Establishing and maintaining routine: care within households --
'Ensemble' and 'routine' as care logics --
Conclusion --
Notes --
References --
PART III Challenges of multi-sitedness --
7 Social worlds of person-centred, multi-sited ethnography --
The Norwegian context --
Meeting Siv --
Following Siv Configurations of worlds and organizations --
Connecting artefacts, times and spaces --
Challenges of dissemination --
Conclusion --
References --
8 'Facting' in a case of concealed pregnancy --
Extending shadowing into the court setting --
Baby Parker --
Making sense of uncertainty: travelling to Parker's first LAC review --
Troubles-talk between social workers --
Concealment and balancing evidence in social work --
The practical and moral consequences of facting --
The collaborative management of interactional troubles attending Parker's LAC review

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