How to Use this Textbook

Wel­come to Engag­ing Com­mu­ni­ties! You can access this dig­i­tal text in mul­ti­ple ways. To read online, select the chap­ters you would like to access from the menu on the right. On mobile devices, click the pages menu but­ton to access the full chapter/module menu.

We rec­om­mend that you start check­ing out the text with the Intro­duc­tion to get a sense of what it is all about. Chap­ters 1–6 offer a bare­bones struc­ture for ethno­graph­ic writ­ing in a research class­room. Those chap­ters are avail­able here, in a mobile ver­sion of this site, and as down­load­able e‑pub.

The sup­ple­men­tal mod­ules enrich the six chap­ters in a vari­ety of ways and can be accessed from the Sup­ple­men­tal Mod­ules page. In the mobile ver­sion, that page is avail­able at the bot­tom of the menu.

Click the this link to down­load a free e‑pub ver­sion of the text or to pur­chase a print ver­sion (at cost for print­ing — $7.36 plus ship­ping). To read the e‑pub edi­tion after you down­load it, you will need a free e‑book read­er appli­ca­tion, like iBook for Apple mobile prod­ucts or an e‑reader soft­ware like Sony’s e‑reader or Adobe Dig­i­tal Edi­tions.

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