the urban ethnography reader

Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN_10 : 9780199743575
Copyright Year : 2014
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DESCRIPTION : The Urban Ethnography Reader assembles the very best of American ethnographic writing, from classic works to contemporary research, and aims to present ethnography as social science, social history, and literature, rather than purely as a methodology.

Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Springer
ISBN_10 : 9783319642895
Copyright Year : 2017-11-14
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DESCRIPTION : These ethnographically-based studies of diverse urban experiences across the world present cutting edge research and stimulate an empirically-grounded theoretical reconceptualization. The essays identify ethnography as a powerful tool for making sense of life in our rapidly changing, complex cities. They stress the point that while there is no need to fetishize fieldwork—or to view it as an end in itself —its unique value cannot be overstated. These active, engaged researchers have produced essays that avoid abstractions and generalities while engaging with the analytical complexities of ethnographic evidence. Together, they prove the great value of knowledge produced by long-term fieldwork to mainstream academic debates and, more broadly, to society.

Genre : Social Science
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
ISBN_10 : 0252090268
Copyright Year : 2010-12-10
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DESCRIPTION : This study reclaims and builds upon the classic work of anthropologist Elena Padilla in an effort to examine constructions of space and identity among Latinos. The volume includes an annotated edition of Padilla's 1947 University of Chicago master's thesis, "Puerto Rican Immigrants in New York and Chicago: A Study in Comparative Assimilation," which broke with traditional urban ethnographies and examined racial identities and interethnic relations. Weighing the importance of gender and the interplay of labor, residence, and social networks, Padilla examined the integration of Puerto Rican migrants into the social and cultural life of the larger community where they settled. Also included are four comparative and interdisciplinary original essays that foreground the significance of Padilla's early study about Latinos in Chicago. Contributors discuss the implications of her groundbreaking contributions to urban ethnographic traditions and to the development of Puerto Rican studies and Latina/o studies. Contributors are Nicholas De Genova, Zaire Z. Dinzey-Flores, Elena Padilla, Ana Y. Ramos-Zayas, MĂ©rida M. RĂşa, and Arlene Torres.

đź“’Urban Ethnography by Richard E. Ocejo

Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN_10 : 9781787690332
Copyright Year : 2019-10-22
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DESCRIPTION : Showcasing the ideas, analysis, and perspectives of experts in the method conducting research on a wide array of social phenomena in a variety of city contexts, this volume provides a look at the legacies of urban ethnography's methodological traditions and some of the challenges its practitioners face today.

Genre : Religion
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN_10 : 9780739170731
Copyright Year : 2013
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DESCRIPTION : Getting the Holy Ghost is an ethnography that examines a small, African-American Pentecostal Church in Brooklyn, NY. Using personal stories, the book focuses on the individual process of becoming Pentecostal while challenging important concepts like crisis to explain the process where individuals become tongue-speakers. The book explores new concepts like “God-Hunting” and “Holy Ghost Capital” and asserts that the small Pentecostal Church is better able to retain the charisma that sparked the religious movement.

đź“’Realising The City by Camilla Lewis

Genre : Cities and towns
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN_10 : 9781526100733
Copyright Year : 2018-01-01
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DESCRIPTION : This book offers an inside view of Manchester, England demonstrating the complexity of urban dynamics from a range of ethnographic vantage points, including the city's football clubs, the airport, housing estates, the Gay Village and the city's annual civic parade. These perspectives help trace the multiple dynamics of a vibrant and rapidly changing post-industrial city, showing how people's decisions and actions co-produce the city and give it shape. Using the metaphor of the kaleidoscope, with each turn of the wheel, another aspect of the city is materialised. In doing so, the contributors complicate the dominant narrative of Manchester's renaissance as driven by the city administration's entrepreneurial ethos. By taking up civic space and resources with council-led cultural representations focused largely on generating financial income for the city, three decades of command-and-control politics has inhibited grassroots and spontaneous forms of emergent publics.

Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN_10 : 9780415808378
Copyright Year : 2013
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DESCRIPTION : Previously published articles grouped by the issues they raise in matters of procedure and fieldwork, each group preceded by a chapter dealing with these issues.

Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN_10 : 9781317000631
Copyright Year : 2016-02-24
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DESCRIPTION : Sociologists have long noted that dynamism is an essential part of the urban way of life. However, walking as a significant social activity and crucial research method (in spite of its ubiquity as part of urban life) has often been overlooked. This volume considers walking in the city from a variety of perspectives, in a variety of places and with a variety of methods, to engage with the question of how walking can contribute to the sociological imagination and reveal sociological knowledge. Bringing together new research on sites across Europe, Walking in the European City addresses the nature of everyday mobility in contemporary urban settings, shedding light not only on the ways in which walking relates to other social institutions and practices, but also as a method for studying urban life. With attention to intersections of race and ethnicity, gender and class, as well as the manner in which processes of gentrification transform urban space, this book examines questions of access to public places, exploring the ways in which urban dwellers’ use of and relation to neighbourhood spaces are shaped by inequalities of status and power. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology, geography and anthropology with interests in urban studies, mobility and research methods.

Genre : Architecture
Publisher : Psychology Press
ISBN_10 : 9780415323420
Copyright Year : 2005
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DESCRIPTION : The urban world is a provocative terrain on which to contemplate the central institutions, structures and problems of the social world and how they have transformed over the last 200 years. This Reader traverses this terrain through sections on urban social theory, social difference in the city, culture in everyday life, culture and the urban economy, globalization and the world system and urban social movements. Drawing together seminal selections covering the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries, this Reader includes forty significant writings from eminent names such as Simmel, Wirth, Park, Burgess, Zukin, Sassen, Smith and Castells. Selections are predominantly sociological, but some readings cross disciplinary boundaries. Providing an essential resource for students of urban studies, this book brings together important but, until now, widely dispersed writings. Editorial commentaries precede each entry; introducing the text, demonstrating its significance, and outlining the issues surrounding its topic, whilst the associated bibliography enables deeper investigations.

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DESCRIPTION : Presents an urban ethnography of Latino street gangs in Los Angeles and Ventura counties in California, provided by Francine Garcia-Hallcom. Highlights a definition of Hispanic gang members, a brief history of street gangs, information on dysfunctional neighborhoods, gang graffiti, Latino street gang organization, age groups, and crimes.