Preamble and Abstracts
October presentation abstracts and suggested readings (pdf)
January presentation abstracts and suggested readings
On Culture -- Old and New(pdf)
Ethnography by any other name (pdf)
Language, Culture and Ethnography (pdf)
Language, Ethnography and Complex Co-evolutionary Systems (pdf)
Video files (Quicktime format) Due to the size of the files (88-120mb) it may take 1 -10 minutes to get the streaming for each video clip - it depends on your local internet connection. The visual images of the video are of low broadcast quality due to high video compression and the initial quality of the original web-cast record. Note there is about 1 second delay between audio and video).
October 24: Ethnography by any other name
October 25: Language, Culture and Ethnography
October 26: Language, Ethnography and Complex Co-evolutionary Systems
October 28: Public discussion and future research directions
Agar, M. (2004) Know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em: Qualitative thinking outside the university. Qualitative Health Research. 14(1). Sage Publications. pp.100-112
Agar, M. (1999) How to ask for a study in Qualitatish. Qualitative Health Research.9(5). Sage Publications. pp.684-697
Agar, M. (2004) We have met the other and we're oll nonlienar: ethnography as a nonlinear dynamic system.Complexity. 10(2), Wiley Periodicals. pp.16-24
Agar, M. (2005) Local discourse and global research: the role of local knowledge. Language in Society. 34. Cambridge University Press. pp.1-22.
Currently more of the papers that framed and extended the discussions of the first two sessions are available on the Forum.
The Forum is a web-based space for dialogues, exchange of ideas and continuing resource sharing. Participants post questions, share papers, and comments on common readings, and make requests for help on research studies. To participate in the Forum, please email us with your name, institution, address and email address. We will register you for the forum and will send you an email with specific information about how to log in and participate.
Between the videoconference sessions the forum is monitored weekly. Forum members may post at any time. Those joining the Forum at this time, will be able to retrieve materials and to follow and contribute to the ongoing dicussions. The goal for the Forum is to create an intellectual space for discussing issues of ethnographic research in educational settings in general and classrooms in particular.
Agar, M. (1994) Language Shock: Understanding the culture of communication. New York: Quill
Agar, M. (1996) Professional Stranger. 2nd edition. San Diego, CA: Academic Press
More coming soon