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Ethnography 2008 - call for papers

The Value of Ethnography in Social and Management Science Teaching and Research

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Jan 11, 2008
from 08:30 AM to 11:30 PM


Liverpool, UK

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Call for Papers:

Theoretically informed and empirically based papers, as well as work-in-progress papers from new and young emerging scholars, in any of the following areas will be considered:

  • Public and private sector work organization and work restructuring.
  • New organizational forms and changing forms of employment.
  • Organizational, professional, group, community and social class cultures and sub-cultures.
  • Management-labour relations and trade union practices.
  • Accounting, auditing and governance.
  • Services-marketing and consumer behaviour.
  • Healthcare, education, local government and social and public policy.
  • Ethnographies of conflict, deviance, resistance and misbehaviour (including researcher misbehaviour).
  • Business ethics/ unethical business and management and employee practices.
  • The role of ethnography in new times.
  • The prospects for shop-floor ethnography in an era characterised by the break-up of tradition forms of shop-floor and trade union organisation.
  • The contribution of virtual or new media mediated ethnographies.
  • The relationship between ethnography and art.
  • Ethnographies of consumption and community.
  • Problematising methods of teaching and conducting ethnography.
  • Ethnography as emotional labour: dealing with fear, anxiety and stress in the field.

Abstracts (up to 750-words, excluding contact details and references) should be submitted to the symposium organizers at the following email address by Friday 11th of January 2008:

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