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James P. Spradley was a professor of Anthropology at Macalester College from 1969 and is well known for his additions to the literature on ethnography and qualitative research. He died of leukemia at the age of 48 in 1982. Spradley was extraordinarily prolific and wrote or edited 20 books in 12 years.

Among these, the most well known are his books Participant Observation and The Ethnographic Interview (1979, Wadsworth Thomson Learning). In The Ethnographic Interview, Spradley describes 12 steps for developing an ethnographic study using ethnosemantics. This book followed his 1972 textbook (with David W. McCurdy) The Cultural Experience: Ethnography in Complex Society. A good example of Spradley's ethnographic interviewing technique can be seen in his ethnography "You Owe Yourself a Drunk: An Ethnography of Urban Nomads."

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Total Books: 31
The Cocktail Waitress Women's Work in a Man's World
2008 - The Cocktail Waitress Women's Work in a Man's World (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781577665748
ISBN-10: 1577665740
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Cultural Experience Ethnography in Complex Society Second Edition
2004 - The Cultural Experience Ethnography in Complex Society Second Edition (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781577663645
ISBN-10: 1577663640
Genre: Nonfiction
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You Owe Yourself a Drunk An Ethnography of Urban Nomads
1999 - You Owe Yourself a Drunk an Ethnography of Urban Nomads (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781577660859
ISBN-10: 1577660854
Genre: Nonfiction
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Conformity and Conflict Readings in Cultural Anthropology
1996 - Conformity and Conflict Readings in Cultural Anthropology (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780673525109
ISBN-10: 0673525104
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Cultural Experience Ethnography in Complex Society
1988 - The Cultural Experience Ethnography in Complex Society (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780881333497
ISBN-10: 0881333492
Genre: Nonfiction
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You Owe Yourself a Drunk
1988 - You Owe Yourself a Drunk (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780819168566
ISBN-10: 0819168564
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction
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Culture and Cognition Rules Maps and Plans
1987 - Culture and Cognition Rules Maps and Plans (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780881333046
ISBN-10: 0881333042
Genre: Nonfiction
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Deaf Like Me
1985 - Deaf Like Me (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780930323110
ISBN-10: 0930323114
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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Participant Observation
1980 - Participant Observation (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780030445019
ISBN-10: 0030445019
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Ethnographic Interview
1979 - The Ethnographic Interview (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780030444968
ISBN-10: 0030444969
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Deaf Like Me The Inspiring Story of a Family's Struggle to Reach Across the Barriers of Silence
Cocktail Waitress
1975 - Cocktail Waitress (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780471817697
ISBN-10: 0471817694
Genre: Business & Money
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The Cocktail Waitress Woman'S Work In A Man's World
1975 - The Cocktail Waitress Woman's Work in a Man's World (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780075547648
ISBN-10: 0075547643
Genre: Nonfiction
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Anthropology Through Literature  Cross-Cultural Perspectives
1973 - Anthropology Through Literature Cross-cultural Perspectives (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780316807609
ISBN-10: 0316807605
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Guests Never Leave Hungry The Autobiography of James Sewid a Kwakiutl Indian
You Owe Yourself a Drunk  An Ethnography of Urban Nomads
You Owe Yourself a Drunk an Ethnography of Urban Nomads (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780316807593
ISBN-10: 0316807591
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Ethics and Anthropology Dilemmas in Fieldwork
Ethics and Anthropology Dilemmas in Fieldwork (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780471817666
ISBN-10: 047181766X
Genre: Business & Money
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Anthropology Cultural Perspective
Anthropology Cultural Perspective (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780471817703
ISBN-10: 0471817708
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Descriptive Sociology
Descriptive Sociology [Rand McNally sociology series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780528680434
ISBN-10: 0528680439
Genre: Nonfiction
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Cultural Experience Ethnography in Complex Society
Cultural Experience Ethnography in Complex Society (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780574185754
ISBN-10: 0574185755
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Issues in Cultural Anthropology Selected Readings
Issues in Cultural Anthropology Selected Readings (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780881332988
ISBN-10: 0881332984
Genre: Nonfiction
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