9780520073227

Ethnography Unbound

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  • ISBN13:

    9780520073227

  • ISBN10:

    0520073223

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1991-12-01
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr on Demand

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Summary

In this powerful volume, ten original ethnographies explore two important issues: the ways in which people confront the threats and disruptions of contemporary life, and the ways in which researchers can most effectively study the modern metropolis. With its twofold agenda, the volume emerges as a multi-layered dialogue between researcher and researched, participant and observer, educator and educated. These essays, produced in a refreshing collaborative effort by a senior scholar and ten graduate students, examine many facets of American urban life, among them new social movements that mobilize and work on behalf of people with AIDS and that fight against nuclear war; the decisive roles South East Asian women play in building new immigrant communities; and school programs for African-American children. Ethnography Unboundalso explores the value of participant observation and the extended case method in social research, underlining how these methodological approaches deepen and enrich scholarship in the social sciences. The book poses theoretical and methodological questions in an open and lucid manner, prodding a rethinking of ethnographic research. Scholars and students alike will find it an essential text for the study of methodology and contemporary American life.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction
1(7)
Michael Burawoy
Reconstructing Social Theories
8(21)
Michael Burawoy
PART 1. NEW SOCIAL MOVEMENTS 29(52)
Introduction to Part 1
31(4)
Silence, Death, and the Invisible Enemy: AIDS Activism and Social Movement ``Newness''
35(23)
Joshua Gamson
``Fight the Power'': Two Groups Mobilize for Peace
58(23)
Josepha Schiffman
PART 2 REORGANIZING THE WORKPLACE 81(52)
Introduction to Part 2
83(2)
Dividing Up the Struggle: The Consequences of ``Split'' Welfare Work for Union Activism
85(23)
Alice Burton
Managing Without Managers: Crisis and Resolution in a Collective Bakery
108(25)
Ann Arnett Ferguson
PART 3 NEW IMMIGRANTS 133(46)
Introduction to Part 3
135(4)
A Maid by Any Other Name: The Transformation of ``Dirty Work'' by Central American Immigrants
139(22)
Leslie Salzinger
``Unlikely Heroes'': The Evolution of Female Leadership in a Cambodian Ethnic Enclave
161(18)
Shiori Ui
PART 4 FROM CLASSROOM TO COMMUNITY 179(42)
Introduction to Part 4
181(2)
Mr. Henry Makes a Deal: Negotiated Teaching in a Junior High School
183(20)
Leslie Hurst
Coming Together: An Interactive Model of Schooling
203(18)
Nadine Gartrell
PART 5 RESEARCHING THE RESEARCHERS 221(80)
Introduction to Part 5
223(4)
The Politics of Prevention: Ethnographers Combat AIDS Among Drug Users
227(23)
Kathryn J. Fox
Convincing Sociologists: Values and Interests in the Sociology of Knowledge
250(21)
Charles Kurzman
CONCLUSION
The Extended Case Method
271(20)
Michael Burawoy
APPENDIX
Teaching Participant Observation
291(10)
Michael Burawoy
Notes 301(30)
Bibliography 331(14)
Index 345

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