This book provides practical advice on the learning and teaching perspectives of ethnography, including what undertaking research looks like and the experiences it will bring. It considers what it means to be and become an educational ethnographer and builds on an inextricable entanglement between the researchers’ field of study and their research trajectories.

With a range of carefully chosen international contributions, this book uses a variety of practical case studies to provide further information about the pros and cons of this research perspective. Chapter authors share the knowledge and experience gained from the research and how it has affected their approach to social phenomena.

This book is an ideal introduction for anyone considering research approach or becoming an educational ethnographer and will be of interest to researchers already working in this field.

chapter 1|14 pages

Researching – and being an ethnographic researcher – as a process of becoming

ByJuana M. Sancho-Gil, Fernando Hernández-Hernández

part Part I|64 pages

Becoming as moving researcher positionality

chapter 162|12 pages

Roots and routes to reading the world as an ethnographer

ByStephanie Couch

chapter 5|12 pages

Becoming an ethnographer

Living, teaching and learning ethnographically
ByAudra Skukauskaite

chapter 6|15 pages

The challenges and opportunities of becoming an ethnographer

ByRichard Bacon

part Part II|38 pages

Becoming as an onto-epistemological framework

chapter 807|11 pages

What comes after becoming

Virtualities at the end of a doctoral research
ByAurelio Castro-Varela

chapter 8|12 pages

An ethnographic research based on an ontology of becoming

ByJudit Onsès-Segarra

chapter 9|13 pages

Openness to the unforeseen in a nomadic research process on teachers’ learning experiences

ByFernando Hernández-Hernández

part Part III|35 pages

Becoming as a concept that allows to re-signify the subjectivity

chapter 11810|11 pages

An accidental institutional ethnographer

Reflections on paradoxes and positionality
ByGarth Stahl

chapter 11|11 pages

Researchers and risk

Exploring vulnerability, subjectivity, and identity in ethnographic research through collage making
ByCleti Cervoni, Corinne McKamey, Rhoda Bernard