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In the FieldLife and Work in Cultural Anthropology$
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George Gmelch and Sharon Bohn Gmelch

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780520289611

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520289611.001.0001

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First Fieldwork

First Fieldwork

Irish Travellers

Chapter:
(p.7) 2 First Fieldwork
Source:
In the Field
Author(s):

George Gmelch

Sharon Bohn Gmelch

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520289611.003.0002

The authors spend a year living in a horse-drawn wagon in a camp among Irish Travellers, a nomadic group similar to the Roma. There they experience firsthand what it is like to be members of a socially marginalized group. The chapter discusses the relationships created between anthropologists and the people they study and the daily routines and challenges of fieldwork.

Keywords:   Irish Travellers, Developing Rapport, Participant Observation, Field Notes, Conducting Research as a Couple

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