Review: Peter Cloos & Werner Thole (Eds.) (2006). Ethnografische Zugänge. Professions- und adressatInnenbezogene Forschung im Kontext von Pädagogik [Ethnographic Approaches. Research on Professions and Adressees the Context of Educational Science]

  • Sabine Bollig Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Keywords: ethnography, biography, professions and clients/addressees, education science


This collected edition includes contributions to "Educational Research in the Context of Ethnography and Biography," which arise from research workshops at the University of Kassel, Germany. In putting together this review of 14 articles the editors' purpose was first to demonstrate the variety of ethnographic approaches to educational research, and second to contribute to the methodological debate about ethnography in educational science by reflecting the methods of the different research activities. Unfortunately the individual articles are highly disparate and have sometimes only a vague relationship to ethnography or education. The editors fail to systematically demarcate topics or make use of the fruits of this heterogeneity, so the compilation falls short of what it might have achieved. In spite of some very interesting and innovative individual articles the book on the whole suggests an arbitrary use of the term "ethnography." URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs080291


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Author Biography

Sabine Bollig, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Sabine BOLLIG ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Fachbereich Erziehungswissenschaften an der JWG-Universität Frankfurt und forscht im DFG-Projekt "Kinderkörper in der Praxis. Eine Ethnographie zur Prozessierung von Entwicklungsnormen in Kindervorsorgeuntersuchungen (U3-U9) und Schuleingangsuntersuchungen". Sie erarbeitet eine ethnografische Dissertation zu medizinischen und pädagogischen Wissensordnungen in kindermedizinischen Untersuchungen. Arbeitsschwerpunkte: Ethnografie, Kindheitsforschung, praxistheoretische Objektanalysen, Pädagogik als Sinnform.