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Travels with Ernest : Crossing the Literary/Sociological Divide - Laurel Richardson

Travels with Ernest

Crossing the Literary/Sociological Divide

Hardcover Published: 23rd April 2004
ISBN: 9780759105966
Number Of Pages: 272

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In Travels with Ernest: Crossing the Literary/Sociological Divide, Laurel Richardson and Ernest Lockridge_accomplished sociologist and published novelist_explore the fascinating interplay between literary and ethnographic writing. The exciting result is an intriguing experimental text that simultaneously delves into, reveals, simplifies, and complicates methodologies of writing and conveying experience. Refusing to force their unique voices into one integrated account, the authors_also spouses_explicate their stories in separate narratives and then discuss in transcribed 'free-wheeling' conversations their different constructions of their travels together, travels simultaneously experienced, but recalled and related differently through the filters of distinct professional perceptions, life histories, and interiors. This boundary-crossing text will provide an ideal platform for students and professors interested in understanding and exploring the absorbing complexities and possibilities of ethnographic writing and creative nonfiction.

This exciting collaboration between Laurel Richardson and Ernest Lockridge is a writing story that documents the changing relationship of two writers, scholars, and lovers as they interpret differently their travels. Blurring the genres between ethnography, travel writing, science writing, and memoir, this experiment works in unexpected ways to challenge our notions of gender, space and place, and the possibilities of relationship in a postmodern world. -- Elizabeth St. Pierre, The University of Georgia
A powerful and provocative exemplar of writing as inquiry, Travels with Ernest offers new and exciting possibilities for collaborative storytelling. There is no other book like it. -- Carolyn Ellis, University of South Florida

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Trail Guide: An Introductionp. 1
Death Valleyp. 3
Death Valley Dayp. 3
Ah, Wilderness!p. 13
Conversation: Death Valleyp. 17
Irelandp. 25
All in the Familyp. 25
Unquiet Americanp. 35
Conversation: Irelandp. 64
Beirut, Lebanonp. 75
City by the Seap. 75
Laurel in Arabiap. 79
Conversation: Beirutp. 83
Meta-Conversation: Beirutp. 86
Copenhagen, Denmarkp. 91
Lost in the Spacep. 91
Stranger in a Stranger Landp. 106
Conversation: Copenhagenp. 119
Petrozavodsk, Russiap. 127
Out of Russiap. 127
To Russia with Lovep. 136
Conversation: Russiap. 143
St. Petersburg Beach, Floridap. 149
On the Beachp. 149
Ernest Goes to Yalep. 160
Conversation: St. Pete Beachp. 174
Sedona, Arizonap. 181
Call of the Canyonp. 181
Grandson of Palefacep. 190
1996p. 197
1997p. 200
1998-2002p. 204
Worthington, Ohiop. 213
Happy Trail--The Moviep. 213
How This Book Was Madep. 239
Indexp. 247
About the Authorsp. 257
Creditsp. 259
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ISBN: 9780759105966
ISBN-10: 0759105960
Series: Ethnographic Alternatives Book Series
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 23rd April 2004
Publisher: ALTA MIRA PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 16