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The Resource Inside science : stories from the field in human and animal science, Robert E. Kohler

Inside science : stories from the field in human and animal science, Robert E. Kohler

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Inside science : stories from the field in human and animal science
Title
Inside science
Title remainder
stories from the field in human and animal science
Statement of responsibility
Robert E. Kohler
Title variation
Stories from the field in human and animal science
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Context and situation always matter in both human and animal lives. Unique insights can be gleaned from conducting scientific studies from within human communities and animal habitats. Inside Science is a novel treatment of this distinctive mode of fieldwork. Robert E. Kohler illuminates these resident practices through close analyses of classic studies: of Trobriand Islanders, Chicago hobos, corner boys in Boston's North End, Jane Goodall's chimpanzees of the Gombe Stream Reserve, and more. Intensive firsthand observation; a preference for generalizing from observed particulars, rather than from universal principles; and an ultimate framing of their results in narrative form characterize these inside stories from the field. Resident observing takes place across a range of sciences, from anthropology and sociology to primatology, wildlife ecology, and beyond. What makes it special, Kohler argues, is the direct access it affords scientists to the contexts in which their subjects live and act. These scientists understand their subjects not by keeping their distance but by living among them and engaging with them in ways large and small. This approach also demonstrates how science and everyday life--often assumed to be different and separate ways of knowing--are in fact overlapping aspects of the human experience. This story-driven exploration is perfect for historians, sociologists, and philosophers who want to know how scientists go about making robust knowledge of nature and society. --! From publisher's description
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kohler, Robert E
Dewey number
570
Index
index present
LC call number
  • QH318.5
  • QH318.5
LC item number
  • .K64 2019
  • .K57 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life sciences
  • Life sciences
  • Nature observation
  • Participant observation
  • Nature observation
  • Life scientists
  • 02.13 practice of science
  • Life scientists
  • Nature observation
  • Participant observation
  • United States
  • Feldforschung
  • Biologie
  • Sozialwissenschaften
Label
Inside science : stories from the field in human and animal science, Robert E. Kohler
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Situating
  • Participant observer : Bronislaw Malinowski
  • Hobo sociologist : Nels Anderson
  • Corner sociology : William Whyte
  • In chimpland : Jane Goodall
  • Wildlife ecology : three life histories
  • Epilogue : inside science
Control code
1050141577
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9780226617985
Lccn
2018036562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1050141577
Label
Inside science : stories from the field in human and animal science, Robert E. Kohler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Situating
  • Participant observer : Bronislaw Malinowski
  • Hobo sociologist : Nels Anderson
  • Corner sociology : William Whyte
  • In chimpland : Jane Goodall
  • Wildlife ecology : three life histories
  • Epilogue : inside science
Control code
1050141577
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9780226617985
Lccn
2018036562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1050141577

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