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By Tamara M. Brown, Joanna Dreby

ISBN-10: 1439910758

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Family and paintings in daily Ethnography exposes the intimate dating among ethnographers as either relations and researchers. The participants to this fascinating quantity query and problematize the “artificial divide” among paintings and family members that keeps to permeate writing on ethnographic box paintings as social scientists try and juggle study and family members tensions whereas “on the job.”
Essays relate reviews that replicate work-family dilemmas that each one hired mom and dad face, and convey how deeply own reports have an effect on social scientists’ domestic existence and their reviews. Bringing jointly voices of assorted relations members—pregnant ladies, moms, fathers, and children—Family and paintings in daily Ethnography demonstrates how the combination of labor and relatives during this specific career has raised questions—both functional and theoretical—that relate to race, type, and gender.
Contributors comprise: Chris Bobel, Erynn Masi de Casanova, Randol Contreras, C. Aiden Downey, Tanya Golash-Boza, Steven Gold, Sherri Grasmuck, Barbara Katz Rothman,
Jennifer Reich, Leah Schmalzbauer, Gregory Smithsimon, and the editors.

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In this chapter I extend our considerations of researcher embodiment and social location and question the meanings of sameness and difference, in this case as they relate to parenting. I aim to also explore our shifting positionality as parents, particularly as we study other people’s families. From State Surveillance of Parents to Parents with Power My earlier research detailed the experience of pregnancy while studying parents in the child protective services system. The parents in my study lived within large welfare bureaucracies because the state had identified them as failing parents.

I’m a stay-home mom, so my daytime schedule is fairly flexible. I’d be willing to meet somewhere to talk. If we found a nice day and you’d like to, we could even meet at the gazebo/park right by the YMCA. Respondents assured me they understood my experience of pregnancy and mothering; I hoped these interactions also helped them imagine that I could empathetically reciprocate. My responses, I realize now, also centered on the experience of parenting as a shared vocabulary. For example, I wrote to one parent, “I will plan on [scheduling a meeting].

8. Rothman, In Labor. 9. Portions of this section were adapted from Barbara Katz Rothman, “The I in Sociology,” Chronicle of Higher Education, April 22, 2005, p. B10. 10. Rothman, Weaving a Family. II ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Experiences of the Expecting 3 ◆ ◆ ◆ Sociological Pregnancy On Gestating Research, Writing, and Offspring ◆ ◆ ◆ Erynn Masi de Casanova O n that day, hot and sunny in the way only days on the equator can be, I was thrilled to be heading to the airport on my way home. I had been in Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city, for months, conducting interviews and engaging in what anthropologist Clifford Geertz famously called “deep hanging out”1 as I pursued research on women’s informal work.

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