This series collates eleven articles that have been gathered from across The Ethnography and Education global network. The collection brings together various ethnographers’ experiences and reflective practices regarding what is ethnographic writing and how we do it. The book is thus relevant to anyone engaged in Ethnography in any discipline because the articles deal with many common issues and practices including engagement with members of the research site; ethical issues of ethnographic writing; ethnographer self-awareness; performative writing; new materialist approaches and the role of ethnographic writing. There is a significant literature on the varied aspects of fieldnotes, the writing of ethnographic texts and the re-presentations of ethnographic research. Indeed, much of this literature is referenced in this collection and conveyed in the first section that includes a literature review, evaluating the past and current thinking regarding ethnography and writing.
The articles are divided into three sections: Writing and fieldnotes, Fieldwork writing practices and Researcher relationships with responders and researcher colleagues. Each section contains new and possibly controversial perspectives concerning writing and ethnography and it is hoped readers will find something useful, as well as issues which they would wish to debate with colleagues.