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Research Profile

Dr Sara Delamont  -  AcSS, DSc Econ

Main Publications

Appetites and Identities: An Introduction to the Social Anthropology of Western Europe, Routledge: London, 1994 (available as an e-book)

Fieldwork in Educational Settings: Methods, Pitfalls and Procedures, Falmer: London, (Second, expanded edition 2002)

Knowledgeable Women: Structuralism and the Reproduction of Elites, Routledge: London, 1989 (Chinese edition published by Laureate Book Co., Taipai in 1996) (available as an e-book)

Interaction in the Classroom, Methuen: London, 1983, Second (expanded) edition

Fighting Familiarity: Essays on Education and Ethnography (with Paul Atkinson), Hampton Press: Cresskill, N.J. 1995

Successful Research Careers (with P. Atkinson), Open University Press, Maidenhead, 2004

Feminist Sociology, Sage, London 2003

Changing Women, Unchanged Men? Open University Press: Buckingham, 2001

Handbook of Ethnography (edited with Atkinson, Coffey, Lofland and Lofland), Sage: London, 2001, Paperback edition, 2007

Feminism and the Classroom Teacher: Research, Praxis, Pedgagogy (with A Coffey), Falmer: London 2000

The Doctoral Experience: Success and Failure in Graduate School (with Atkinson and Parry), Falmer: London, 2000

Inside the Secondary Classroom (with Maurice Galton), Routledge and Kegan Paul: London 1986 (available as an e-book) - republished by Routledge Library Editions: Education 2011

Sex Roles and the School, Methuen, London, 1990 - republished by Routledge Library Editions: Education 2011


Recent Publications

Handbook of Qualitative Research in Education (edited) Elgar: Cheltenham 2012

Ethnographic Methods in Education (edited) Four volumes Sage: London 2012

SAGE Qualitative Research Methods (edited with P. Atkinson) Four volumes Sage, London, 2011

Representing Ethnography (edited with P. Atkinson) Four volumes Sage, London, 2008

Gender and Research (edited with P. Atkinson) Four volumes:  Sage, London, 2008

Contours of Culture (with Atkinson and Housley) Alta Mira Press :  Lanham, MD, 2008

Narrative Methods (edited with P. Atkinson) Four Volumes, Sage, London 2006

Supervising the Doctorate (with P. Atkinson and O. Parry), Open University Press, Maidenhead 2004

Key Themes in Qualitative Research (with P. Atkinson and A. Coffey), Alta Mira Press, Walnut Creek 2003


Publications on Capoeira

I’m your teacher!  I’m Brazilian! (with Claudio Campos and Neil Stephens) Sport, Education and Society 15 (1) 103-120, 2010

Vim de Bahia pra ilhe ver, (with Neil Stephens) in Mobile Methodologies (edited by Fincham, McGuiness & Murray) Palgrave, London 85-102, 2010

Roda Boa, Roda Boa, (with Neil Stephens) Teaching and Teacher Education 26, (1) 113-119, 2010

They start to get malicia, (with Neil Stephens) British Journal of Sociology of Education 30 (5) 537-548, 2009

The only honest thing, Ethnography and Education 4 (1) 51-64, 2009

Up on the roof:  the embodied habitus of diasporic capooeira (with Neil Stephens) Cultural Sociology 2, (1) 57-74, 2008.  Shortlisted for the Sage Prize in 2009

Balancing the berimbau, Qualitative Inquiry (with Neil Stephens), 12, (2), 2006, 316-339

The smell of sweat and rum: teacher authority in capoeira classes, Ethnography and Education 1, (2), 161 - 175, 2006

'Samba no mar'. Symbolic Interactionism and the Body (with Neil Stephens) Body/Embodiment, edited by Waskul and, Vaninni, Ashgate: Aldershot 109-122, 2006

Four great gates: Dilemmas, directions and distractions in educational research, Research Papers in Education 20, (1), 85-100 2005

No place for women among them? Sport, Education and Society, 10,  (3), 305-320(16) 2005

Where the boys are? Waikato Journal of Education, 11 (1), 7-26 2005