9781555533342

Ethnography at the Edge

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  • ISBN13:

    9781555533342

  • ISBN10:

    1555533345

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1998-07-01
  • Publisher: Northeastern Univ Pr

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Summary

Pioneering criminologists and sociologists vividly recount the personal and professional tribulations of conducting field research with deviant and criminal subcultures.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Moving Backward
Preface
True Confessions: Crime, Deviance, and Field Researchp. 2
Criminological Verstehen: Inside the Immediacy of Crimep. 20
Ethnographers, Pimps, and the Company Storep. 44
Shattered Lives and Shelter Lies?: Anatomy of Research Deviance in Homeless Programming and Policyp. 65
Enjoying Militarism: Political/Personal Dilemmas in Studying U.S. Police Paramilitary Unitsp. 88
The Ethnography of Terror: Timothy McVeigh and the Blue Centerlight of Evilp. 111
Reversing the Ethnographic Gaze: Experiments in Cultural Criminologyp. 132
(Dis)Courtesy Stigma: Fieldwork among Phone Fantasy Workersp. 146
Researching Crack Dealers: Dilemmas and Contradictionsp. 160
Marijuana Subcultures: Studying Crime in Rural Americap. 178
Honesty, Secrecy, and Deception in the Sociology of Crime: Confessions and Reflections from the Backstagep. 206
Dangerous Methods: Risk Taking and the Research Processp. 221
Confessions of Danger and Humanityp. 254
Referencesp. 273
Contributorsp. 301
Indexp. 305
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