Expanded coverage of working with online cultures, communities, and archives as well as thorough instruction for evaluating online sources and help for using digital recording devices. A full model student essay demonstrates effective research and documentation of an online community of people with fake health disorders.
More writing coverage throughout the book builds on the two full chapters on college writing skills. Expanded “fieldwriting” sections cover important topics such as using language effectively, considering an audience, and working with rhetoric. New objectives at the start of each chapter indicate the writing skills to follow.
More student and professional writing on contemporary topics, with four new student essays and six new professional readings on subjects such as urban graffiti, cemetery culture, tattoos, and disability arts, present strong models of writing and research.
More help understanding and applying fieldwork concepts, with new mini-summaries throughout the book of major skills such as negotiating entry and preparing for an interview and end-of-chapter activities that guide students through a short, effective exercise before moving on to the next chapter.
Streamlined edition, redesigned for easier reading and use, this edition also includes end-of-chapter activities that guide students through a short, effective exercise before moving on to the next chapter.
A free and open companion Web site offers more help for writing and researching, formatting documents, plus more examples of professional and student essays, more exercises, audio files, and suggestions for further research. Worksheets and consent forms are also easily downloadable.