Ethnography in Higher Education

  • Clemens Wieser
  • Angela Pilch Ortega

Part of the Doing Higher Education book series (DHE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Clemens Wieser, Angela Pilch Ortega
    Pages 1-10
  3. Ethnographic Studies in Higher Education

  4. Teaching Ethnography

  5. Innovation in Ethnographic Methods

About this book


Ethnographic research in higher education is gaining momentum. In the last 10 years, we saw a great increase in publications, and more and more researchers endorse ethnography because of its distinctive qualities and its productivity for research in higher education: Ethnography is commended for its unique approach to social practices through continuous and immediate experience in field work, and its unfragmented methodical attention to situations, interactions, and experiences. This unique approach is explored in the present book, which brings together researchers from Europe, America, and Australia, and includes current ethnographic studies on higher education, reflections on teaching ethnography, and innovative approaches in ethnographic methods. 

The editors
Dr. Clemens Wieser is Associate Professor at the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Denmark.
Dr. Angela Pilch Ortega is Associate Professor at the Department of Education, University of Graz, Austria.


Bildungsforschung Educational Research Hochschule Ethnografie Hochschullehre Higher Education Ethnography

Editors and affiliations

  • Clemens Wieser
    • 1
  • Angela Pilch Ortega
    • 2
  1. 1.Aarhus UniversityAarhusDenmark
  2. 2.University of GrazGrazAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer VS, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-30380-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-30381-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2524-6380
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-6399
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