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Bochner, Arthur P.

Overview
Works: 36 works in 84 publications in 1 language and 2,734 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Biographies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: GN307.7, 305.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Arthur P Bochner
Composing ethnography : alternative forms of qualitative writing by Carolyn Ellis( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors to this book enlarge the area of ethnographic writing by using their own experiences. The innovative pieces use memoirs, poetry, photography, etc., to tackle areas which ethnographic writing usually finds difficult to handle
Ethnographically speaking : autoethnography, literature, and aesthetics by Arthur P Bochner( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents explorations in the literary turn in ethnographic work. Drawing from a range of disciplines, such as sociology, philosophy, psychology and English, the author demonstrates the ways in which ethnography can be effectively expressed
Evocative autoethnography : writing lives and telling stories by Arthur P Bochner( )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This comprehensive text is the first to introduce evocative autoethnography as a methodology and a way of life in the human sciences. Using numerous examples from their work and others, world-renowned scholars Arthur Bochner and Carolyn Ellis, originators of the method, emphasize how to connect intellectually and emotionally to the lives of readers throughout the challenging process of representing lived experiences. Written as the story of a fictional workshop, based on many similar sessions led by the authors, it incorporates group discussions, common questions, and workshop handouts. The book -describes the history, development, and purposes of evocative storytelling; -provides detailed instruction on becoming a story-writer and living a writing life; -examines fundamental ethical issues, dilemmas, and responsibilities; -illustrates ways ethnography intersects with autoethnography; -calls attention to how truth and memory figure into the works and lives of evocative autoethnographers"--
Doing autoethnography by Sandra L Pensoneau-Conway( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2011, Doing Autoethnography-the first conference to focus solely on autoethnographic principles and practices-was held in chilly Detroit, Michigan on the campus of Wayne State University. The conference has since occurred four additional times (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016). Across the five conferences, thousands of attendees from more than ten countries have participated in hundreds of presentations, more than a dozen workshops, and multiple keynote addresses. The chapters in this collection represent outstanding work from the five conferences. Together, authors interrogate autoethnography ethically, theoretically, relationally, and methodologically. Readers will encounter many overlapping themes: identity norms and negotiations; experiences tied to race, gender, sexuality, size, citizenship, and dis/ability; exclusion and belonging; oppression, injustice, and assault; barriers to learning/education; and living with/in complicated relationships. Some chapters provide clear resolutions; others seemingly provide none. Some authors highlight conventionally positive aspects of experience; others dwell in what might be understood as relational darkness. Some experiences will likely resonate with many readers; others will feel unique, unusual, exceptional. In its entirety, the collection will take readers on an evocative, reflexive, and insightful journey
Understanding family communication by Janet Yerby( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watergate Hearings Panel Survey by John D Holm( )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This panel study was conducted in three waves: the first wave in May 1973, prior to the Senate Watergate Committee hearings, the second wave during the hearings (Memorial Day recess), and the third wave in July 1973, after John Dean's testimony, which confirmed suspicions of President Richard Nixon's involvement in the affair. The survey probed interest in politics and Watergate and assessed how closely respondents followed the events surrounding the Watergate affair, their media usage, feelings toward government and politicians, and opinions on the individuals involved in the affair. Respondents were also asked who they thought was to blame for the Watergate scandal. Additional information was collected on the interviewees' voting behavior and degree of trust in government and politicians. Demographic variables include age, sex, education, and occupation. Most of the non-demographic questions were asked in each wave to allow an evaluation of public opinion and values changes as the hearings proceeded ... Cf.: http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/07352.xml
Evocative autoethnography : writing lives and telling stories by Arthur P Bochner( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This comprehensive text is the first to introduce evocative autoethnography as a methodology and a way of life in the human sciences. Using numerous examples from their work and others, world-renowned scholars Arthur Bochner and Carolyn Ellis, originators of the method, emphasize how to connect intellectually and emotionally to the lives of readers throughout the challenging process of representing lived experiences. Written as the story of a fictional workshop, based on many similar sessions led by the authors, it incorporates group discussions, common questions, and workshop handouts. The book -describes the history, development, and purposes of evocative storytelling; -provides detailed instruction on becoming a story-writer and living a writing life; -examines fundamental ethical issues, dilemmas, and responsibilities; -illustrates ways ethnography intersects with autoethnography; -calls attention to how truth and memory figure into the works and lives of evocative autoethnographers"-
Second-generation bruja : transforming ancestral shadows into spiritual activism by Lorraine Monteagut( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of this dissertation is to develop and illustrate a spiritually centered narrative method for transforming disorder into agency and action. I use my own position as a second-generation Hispanic female immigrant to show how training in a spiritual practice that mirrors my ancestral traditions helped me productively move through a sense of displacement, illness, and lack of purpose. My research includes travel to Havana, Cuba, and immersion in a five-week shamanic counseling training program in Tampa, Florida, during which I learned how to narrate my experiences as I engaged in _shamanic journeying_. As I reflect on these experiences, I explore three questions: How can second-generation immigrants 1) overcome family histories of displacement to create a sense of home? 2) engage in self-care practices that promote healing and nourishing relationships? and 3) create healthy identities and a sense of purpose within their communities? Through the process of writing my own story, I move from individual pathology toward communal creativity and tap into the burgeoning activist movement of _bruja feminism_
Coming to narrative : a personal history of paradigm change in the human sciences by Arthur P Bochner( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reflecting on a 50 year university career, Distinguished Professor Arthur Bochner, former President of the National Communication Association, discloses a lived history, both academic and personal, that has paralleled many of the paradigm shifts in the human sciences inspired by the turn toward narrative. He shows how the human sciences--especially in his own areas of interpersonal, family, and communication theory--have evolved from sciences directed toward prediction and control to interpretive ones focused on the search for meaning through qualitative, narrative, and ethnographic modes of inquiry. He outlines the theoretical contributions of such luminaries as Bateson, Laing, Goffman, Henry, Gergen, and Richardson in this transformation. Using diverse forms of narration, Bochner seamlessly layers theory and story, interweaving his professional and personal life with the social and historical contexts in which they developed"--
A multivariate investigation of Machiavellianism and task structure in four-man groups by Arthur P Bochner( )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study was designed to test the proposition that group communication and members' reactions result from an interaction between the demands of the experimental tasks and the characteristics of the individuals performing them. After an investigation of the work of Cooley, Mead, Goffman, Szasz, Shostrom, Leary, and Berne, the researcher concluded that an important dimension for communication study is the personality trait referred to as "manipulation." The Machiavellian test developed by Richard Christie, for the purpose of measuring a person's manipulative orientations toward interpersonal relations, was chosen as the criterion measure, Specifically, this investigator sought to determine the extent to which group interaction, social organization, and group members' reactions are affected by the interaction between different combinations of Machiavellian member characteristics and the task environment. A 5 X 2, Type I, "mixed" factorial design was used to test forty-eight hypotheses central to the research question. The two treatment variables were defined as Machiavellian group composition and task structure. Thirty-five four-man groups were spread across the five cells of the experiment. Each group received both a structured and unstructured group task, both of which were counter-balanced across experimental conditions and defined in task qua task terms. Each group was observed from behind a two-way mirror by two trained scorers who used Borgatta'ss Interaction Process Scores method of coding interaction. After each task, S's rated the behavior of each co-worker on a sociometric questionnaire and then responded to a member's reaction form. A separate multivariate analysis of variance was performed for the interaction data and the self-report data. In addition, a multiple discriminant analysis and scalar comparisons were computed for each significant multivariate F-ratio. On the basis of the multivariate analyses, the following conclusions were reached: 1. Machiavellianism can be considered a group trait as well as an individual trait. 2. Task-related interaction differences between Machiavellian groups and individuals is more a matter of style than of quantity. 3. High Mach self-reports are affected by tasks; low Mach self-reports are affected by persons. 4. There are strong pre-dispositional differences between high and low Machiavellians in both interaction:and. rating behaviors. 5. Unstructured tasks demand more task activity than structured tasks. 6. Unstructured tasks demand greater division of labor than structured tasks. 7. Tasks significantly affect high Machs, but do not significantly affect low Machs. 8. Generalization about communication and interaction from self-report data alone is unwarranted. What is needed is a multiple-indicator approach. In addition to these general conclusions, the investigator argues for the inclusion of a more representative array of variables and multivariate methods in small group experimental design
The new communications by Frederick Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family Communication Research A Critical Review of Approaches, Methodologies and Substantive Findings by Arthur P Bochner( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At present, the interaction-oriented approach dominates psychiatric research and clinical practice in conjoint family therapy and also permeates much of the work in family and group sociology. This paper focuses on the communication variables which have been measured in family interaction therapy, the ways in which family interaction investigators have measured them, and some significant weaknesses, both conceptual and methodological, in existing family communication research. A list of references is included. (JM)
Task and Instrumentation Variables as Factors Jeopardizing the Validity of Published Group Communication Research, 1970-1971 by Arthur P Bochner( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The validity and reliability of small group research published between 1970 and 1971 is examined in this paper. In response to the small group research position which gives precedence to theory over method, the author counters that placing measurement in a secondary position increases the danger of accepting claims of experiments which contain excessive error. A representative sampling of eight studies published in "Speech Monographs" between January 1970 and December 1971 were critically examined. The author found (1) that there is considerable agreement about what should be measured, but considerable disagreement about how to measure; (2) that neglect of task stimuli seriously comprised the internal validity of a number of studies; and (3) that accuracy and completeness of reliability was not a crucial factor in manuscript publication. The author argues for more stringent methodological standards in the publication of research and discusses suggestions for appropriate utilizations of tasks and complete and accurate assessment of reliability. (Author/LG)
Autoethnography: an overview by Carolyn Ellis( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: "Autoethnography is an approach to research and writing that seeks to describe and systematically analyze personal experience in order to understand cultural experience. This approach challenges canonical ways of doing research and representing others and treats research as a political, socially-just and socially-conscious act. A researcher uses tenets of autobiography and ethnography to do and write autoethnography. Thus, as a method, autoethnography is both process and product." (author's abstract)
Toward Conceptualizing the Domain of Interpersonal Behavior A Factor-Analytic Study by Arthur P Bochner( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conceptualizing the subject matter of interpersonal behavior was the primary objective of this study. Researchers administered version three of Lorr and McNair's Interpersonal Behavior Inventory (IBI) to 507 undergraduates at Cleveland State University. The first group received three copies of the IBI and were asked to rate themselves, rate a person liked, and rate a person disliked. The second group completed only the "self" rating, and the third group filled in only the "best liked others" section. The "self" and "best liked others" responses were analyzed. Results suggest that while the IBI instrument can be used effectively in interpersonal communication and assessment, it ought to be revised to emphasize the domain of interpersonal behavior. (DS)
Seeing through Film Cinema as Inquiry and Pedagogy by Lisa M Tillman( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An undergraduate course at the University of South Florida called "Relationships on Film" treats movies as relationship texts to be "read" by active viewers. Through the semester, students engage film in two ways. First, they interpret films as response papers. Each week, students watch the assigned film outside of class. Then they select the relational issues they want to address, and write about what they find most evocative, interesting, or questionable. Second, students turn a reflexive eye onto themselves and ask what values and assumptions they use to interpret relationship experience. In other words, after students write about issues they select, they examine their analyses and consider such questions as, "How am I positioned as a viewer of this film?" or "What does my selection of these issues say about me?" These questions call students to examine critically their own structures of interpretation--their memories, their family traditions, their cultural Cairo," two films that affirm that people today live in what N. Denzin Cairo," 2 films that affirm that people today live in what N. Denzin calls "a cinematic society." These "movies about movies" suggest that film mediates identity and relationships in several ways. Ingmar Bergman's "Persona" and Woody Allen's "Zelig" engage students in questions of identity. "The Virginian, ""Shane," and "Red River" raise questions about what Westerns value. And "Annie Hall" and "When Harry Met Sally" help students to look at romantic relationships. (TB)
Interpersonal Competence A Paradigm for Planned Change in Undergraduate Communication Instruction by Arthur P Bochner( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper outlines a program of planned change designed to produce a more satisfying and meaningful set of skill objectives for undergraduate instruction in communication. As a philosophy of communication education, interpersonal competence is based on two key assumptions: (1) that every human being is motivated to interact effectively with his environment, to produce effects on or to influence his world; and (2) that individuals learn social effectiveness throughout life. Interpersonal competence is defined as the individual's ability to give and receive descriptive feedback, to own and help others to own to their values and feelings, to experiment with new values and behaviors, and to invest and take risks with new attitudes and ideas. The challenge facing the communication educator is that of creating classroom conditions which facilitate the development of these skills. (LG)
Taking ethnography into the twenty-first century( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Improvising close relationships : a relational perspective on vulnerability by Nicholas A Riggs( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this dissertation, I study the way couples improvise relationships together. I define improvisation as a kind of performance that leads to an interpretive practice where people develop the meanings of their relationships as they perform. Participating in a performance ethnography, my romantic partner, myself, and three other couples reflect on the way we perform together on stage. Adapting the popular improv performance format “Armando” and utilizing post-performance focus groups, I observe how the couples strive to make meaning together and negotiate a joint-perspective about how they played. Ultimately, I argue that attending to the way a couple improvises their relationship off stage can provide key insights into the communication patterns that allow them to share vulnerable experiences and grow close. In the end, I discuss ways that improv techniques and philosophies have informed and guided my own romantic relationship
Critical autoethnography : intersecting cultural identities in everyday life by Robin M Boylorn( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This volume uses autoethnography--cultural analysis through personal narrative--to explore the tangled relationships between culture and communication. Using an intersectional approach to the many aspects of identity at play in everyday life, a diverse group of authors reveals the complex nature of lived experiences. They situate interpersonal experiences of gender, race, ethnicity, ability, and orientation within larger systems of power, oppression, and social privilege. An excellent resource for undergraduates, graduate students, educators, and scholars in the fields of intercultural and interpersonal communication, and qualitative methodology"--
 
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Composing ethnography : alternative forms of qualitative writing
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Arthur P. Bochner American communication scholar known for his research and teaching on intimate relationships, qualitative inquiry, narrative, and autoethnography

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