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【讲座预告】我应该使用访谈或民族志?还是介于两者之间?——田野研究之展望

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政治学与国际关系前沿系列讲座


Title: "Should I use interviews? Ethnography? Something in between? Perspectives on field research"

时间2019125日(周四)1500—1700

地点:浙江大学紫金港校区行政楼社会学系1605会议室

主讲嘉宾Benjamin Read(芮杰明,美国加州大学圣克鲁兹分校政治学系教授)

主持人:郎友兴教授(浙江大学公共管理学院政治学系)

评论人:耿曙教授(浙江大学社会学系)


讲座内容简介

This talk discusses a broad category of qualitative field methods for research in politics and other social science fields. One way of thinking about research techniques involving "human subjects" (people) is as a spectrum. On one end lies the interview 访谈, typically lasting an hour or two and driven by questions that the researcher poses. At the other end lies ethnography 民族志, in which the researcher immerses himself or herself within a field site for weeks or months and learns from observation as well as questioning. Sometimes one or the other of these is appropriate, but in other circumstances researchers may wish to employ techniques falling somewhere between these two extremes and incorporating elements of both, such as "serial interviews" or what I have called "site intensive research."
Prof. Read will discuss such techniques and considerations about when to employ them. He will put this in the context of ideas from his 2015 co-authored book, _Field Research in Political Science_, and recent developments in qualitative methods more generally. He will draw on examples from his research on local politics in China.

主讲嘉宾简介:

Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Benjamin Readspent a year of his childhood in the Dutch village of Overasselt and another in socialist Beijing, undergoing indoctrination at public schools in all three localities. He later studied at Cornell, UC Berkeley, and Harvard. Fluent in Mandarin, Ben has lived, worked, and conducted fieldwork in mainland China for a total of more than five years and in Taiwan for more than one year. He taught at the University of Iowa before joining the Politics faculty at UC Santa Cruz in 2008. He enjoys road biking, mountain biking, and hiking, and is an instrument-rated private pilot.

Research Interests

Comparative politics, focusing on China and Taiwan

Publications

Field Research in Political Science (co-authored book, Cambridge University Press, 2015); Roots of the State: Neighborhood Organization and Social Networks in Beijing and Taipei (Stanford University Press, 2012); Local Organizations and Urban Governance in East and Southeast Asia: Straddling State and Society (edited book, Routledge, 2009).