Ethnography in action. How ethnography was established in Swedish educational research
2006 (English)In: Ethnography and Education, ISSN 1745-7823, Vol. 1, no 2, 177-195 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The emergence of new research practices is the general theme in this text. The case is ethnography as an approach in Swedish educational research. Ethnography is now an established approach in educational research in Sweden. What was the process behind this position? The article will follow a trajectory that starts in the 1960s and discuss how ethnography was established and consolidated in educational research in Sweden. The article discerns five phases of formation, starting in the late 1960s through to today. The unilateral relation to Anglo-American ethnographic networks is discussed. An actor network metaphor is used as a tool in the interpretation of the process. The aim of the paper is to contribute to the knowledge of ethnographic research as well as the process of change in research practices generally.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 1, no 2, 177-195 p.
Ethnography, methodology, history of science, actor network theory
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-17462DOI: 10.1080/17457820600715406OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-17462DiVA: diva2:209584
This is an electronic version of an article published in:Staffan Larsson, Ethnography in action. How ethnography was established in Swedish educational research, 2006, Ethnography and Education, (1), 2, 177-195.Ethnography and Education is available online at informaworldTM: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17457820600715406Copyright: Taylor & Francishttp://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/default.asp2009-03-252009-03-252009-05-25Bibliographically approved