J Organizational Ethnography


Emerald announces the Journal of Organizational Ethnography with free access to the inaugural edition

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Dear Colleagues,

To celebrate the forthcoming publication of the inaugural issue of the Journal of Organizational Ethnography (JOE), Emerald is now inviting you to read the twelve pre-published papers of this issue…

The journal starts with what the Editors have called a “collective manifesto” written by authors who are engaged with issues at the heart of current ethnographic practice. The Editors challenged authors to express their vision or aspiration for this new endeavour, to stake out some of the terrain we should look to occupy as an outlet. Their hope for this “collective manifesto” is that it both launches the journal and provides a framework and inspiration to future authors by illustrating the diversity of approaches to ethnographic work, which will promote and broaden practice. Two examples of papers are:

"Making Organizational Ethnography" by Tony James Watson
Watson calls for greater recognition of what distinguishes ethnography from other qualitative modes of inquiry and greater acknowledgement of the potential practical value of ethnography for organizations.

“Being there, Teleography and The Wire” by Martin Parker
Parker traces the 19th Century anthropological tradition of doing secondary data-based ethnography, drawn from ‘travellers’ tales of faraway exotic lands, through to the way in which ethnographers today might make similar use of certain television programmes.

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This period of complimentary access will expire on 27th April 2012. Please note that the papers have been made available via our pre-publication system, EarlyCite, and as such appear here as final draft versions, having not yet undergone the editing process.

The Editors are inviting papers for inclusion in forthcoming issues. For more information on how to submit manuscripts please consult the journal’s author guidelines.

If you would like to be notified about future issues, you can register to the journal table of contents alerts at


We have also made available an online recommendation form if you wish to recommend the journal to your librarian.

Please do not hesitate to forward details of the online access to your peers, colleagues and students who may be interested in the content. We would also encourage you to share this announcement on any social networks or listservs you may be subscribed to.

I hope you enjoy reading the first papers of JOE and cite them as appropriate. We welcome your feedback and questions.

Kind regards,


Jamie Allen
Assistant Publisher: New Launches
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Tel:+44 (0) 1274 515675
Email: jallen@emeraldinsight.com www.emeraldinsight.com

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