Ethnography and the City: Readings on Doing Urban Fieldwork

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  • Copyright: 2012-08-20
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The only collection of its kind on the market, this reader gathers the work of some of the most esteemed urban ethnographers in sociology and anthropology. Broken down into sections that cover key aspects of ethnographic research, Ethnography and the Citywill expose readers to important works in the field, while also guiding students to the study of method as they embark on their own work.

Author Biography

Richard E. Ocejo is Assistant Professor of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice o the City University of New York (CUNY), where he teaches research methods and urban sociology. His research uses ethnographic methods to analyze urban and community issues, culture, public space, and work in the contemporary city.

Table of Contents

Series Forewordp. x
Prefacep. xi
Introduction: Sociology's Urban Explorersp. 1
Data Collection Strategies
Being There, Up Closep. 17
Gans, H.J. 1962. "Redevelopment of the West End," The Urban Villagers: Group and Class in the Life of Italian-Americans. New York: The Free Press: 281; 288-298p. 25
Bourgois, P. 1995. "Families and Children in Pain," In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 259-267; 272-276p. 32
Lloyd, R. 2006. "The Celebrity Neighborhood," Neo-Bohemia: Art and Commerce in the Postindustrial City. New York: Routledge: 123-143p. 41
Pattillo, M. 2008. "The Black Bourgeoisie Meets the Truly Disadvantaged," Black on the Block: The Politics of Race and Class in the City. Chicago: University of Chicago Press: 86-100p. 53
Pérez, G. M. 2004. "Los de Afuera, Transnationalism, and the Cultural Politics of Identity," The Near Northwest Side Story. Berkeley: University of California Press: 92-94; 96-110.p. 54
Being on the Jobp. 79
Duneier, M. 1999. "A Christmas on Sixth Avenue," Sidewalk. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 253-256; 260-279.p. 87
Moskos, P. 2008. "The Corner: Life on the Streets," Cop in the Hood: My Year Policing Baltimore's Eastern District. Princeton: Princeton University Press: 64-66; 77-88p. 100
Grazian, D. 2003. "Like Therapy: The Blues Club as a Haven," Blue Chicago: The Search for Authenticity in Urban Blues Clubs. Chicago: University of Chicago Press: 87-90; 105-116p. 107
Wynn, J.R. 2005. "Guiding Practices: Storytelling Tricks for Reproducing the Urban Landscape," Qualitative Sociology, 28, 4: 399-400; 404-413p. 118
Trimbur, L. 2011. "'Tough Love': Mediation and Articulation in the Urban Boxing Gym," Ethnography, 12, 3: 334-336; 339-343; 346-350p. 127
Bender, C. 2003. "What We Talk about When We Talk about Religion," Heaven's Kitchen: Living Religion at God's Love We Deliver. Chicago: University of Chicago Press: 92-103p. 138
Relationships with Participants
Crossing Boundariesp. 149
Whyte, W.F. 1943. "Doc and His Boys," Street Corner Society: The Social Structure of an Italian Slum. Chicago: University of Chicago Press: 14-25.p. 157
Liebow, E. 1967. "Men and Jobs," Tally's Corner: A Study of Negro Streetcorner Men. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company: 61-71p. 164
Stack, C. 1974. "The Flats" and "Swapping: What Goes Around Comes Around," All Our Kin. New York: Basic Books: 11-17; 32-43p. 169
Venkatesh, S. 2002. "'Doin' the Hustle': Constructing the Ethnographer in the American Ghetto," Ethnography, 3, 1: 91-92; 96-103.p. 179
Cavan, S. 1966. "The Marketplace Bar," Liquor License: An Ethnography of Bar Behavior. Chicago: Aldine Publishing Company: 171-177; 193-200p. 186
Auyero, J. & Swistun, D. 2009. "The Compound and the Neighborhood," Flammable: Environmental Suffering in an Argentine Shantytown. Oxford: Oxford University Press: 28-31; 32-44p. 194
Doing the Right Thingp. 207
Humphreys, L. 1975. "The People Next Door," Tearoom Trade: Impersonal Sex in Public Places. Piscataway: Aldine Transactions: 106-111; 114-122p. 216
Ferrell, J. 1993. "Denver Graffiti and the Syndicate Scene," Crimes of Style: Urban Graffiti and the Politics of Criminality. Boston: Northeastern University Press: 21-26; 49-53p. 225
Contreras, R. 2009. "'Damn, Yo-Who's That Girl?' An Ethnographic Analysis of Masculinity in Drug Robberies," Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 38, 4: 465-466; 474-483p. 231
Referencesp. 239
Copyright Acknowledgmentsp. 249
Indexp. 251
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