Apprenticeship in Critical Ethnographic Practice (Lewis Henry Morgan Lecture Series)

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In this extended meditation, Jean Lave interweaves analysis of the process of apprenticeship among the Vai and Gola tailors of Liberia with reflections on the evolution of her research on those tailors in the late 1970s. In so doing, she provides both a detailed account of her apprenticeship in the art of sustained fieldwork and an insightful overview of thirty years of changes in the empirical and theoretical facets of ethnographic practice. Examining the issues she confronted in her own work, Lave shows how the critical questions raised by ethnographic research erode conventional assumptions, altering the direction of the work that follows.

As ethnography takes on increasing significance to an ever widening field of thinkers on topics from education to ecology, this erudite but accessible book will be essential to anyone tackling the question of what it means to undertake critical and conceptually challenging fieldwork. Apprenticeship in Critical Ethnographic Practice explains how to seriously explore what it means to be human in a complex world—and why it is so important.

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About the Author:

Jean Lave is professor emerita at the University of California, Berkeley, affiliated with the Departments of Anthropology, Geography, and Education. She is the author or editor of many books, including Cognition in Practice: Mind, Mathematics, and Culture in Everyday Life.

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“This complex but lucid decoction of the study of learning is an ethnographic Bildungsroman. . . .  Breaking free of binary positivism, [Jean] Lave shows, reveals the contextual and artisanal nature of what are ostensibly the most formal kinds of social and even intellectual activity. Her exercise in theoretical self-liberation documents an apprenticeship through which she learned from her discomfort with the inadequacies of experimental methods to appreciate the more nuanced possibilities offered by ethnography. . . . Her own book, long in the writing but pleasurably concise in the reading, represents a new high point in the long and distinguished history of the Morgan Lecture series.”  (Michael Herzfeld American Anthropologist)

“Dizzying at times with its dual if not triple focus, this book makes us into apprentices on apprenticeship through apprenticeship. It shifts and moves us along a journey as we turn each page. Lave demonstrates what still seems to be hidden, overlooked, or stated only in the abstract: that we are all of us, researchers and subjects alike, in traction across the fields of our lives. There never was and will never be a material ‘there’ and a mental ‘here’: they make and remake each other at every step. This book is practice in action.”

(Paul Willis, Princeton University)

“It is a transforming process in itself to read this compelling book addressing research on apprenticeship and research as apprenticeship. Professor emerita Jean Lave invites us to all the corners of her tireless search for alternative approaches to cross cultural research on education. Among the tailors and their apprentices in Happy Corner, Monrovia, Liberia, we find the empirical and theoretical challenges that, in a delicately interwoven story, lead up to the final argument for a more adequate theoretical basis for future research: a theory of social practice, based on ethnographic-practical accounts that change theoretical concerns. Or, in other words, a suggestion for how it is possible to reach alternative conclusions, without repeating the logic of the theoretical stance that you claim to oppose. And by doing so, to uncover the often hidden and unconscious positivistic theoretical stance that underpins Western ‘common sense.’” (Eva Saether Ethos)

“This is a fascinating and brilliant book that chronicles Lave’s career-long effort to escape the dualistic logics that constrain social analysis and to come to terms with what it means to recognize that context is everything and that there is no non-socially-situated praxis. As Lave compels and challenges us to rethink and redo pretty much everything we have been doing as social analysts so far, we find that we have to dispense with not just some of our tried-and-true concepts—particularly the distinctions between formal and informal, practice and theory, and doing and thinking—but ways of relating them to one another and to the worlds they supposedly describe.”

(Bill Maurer, University of California, Irvine)

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