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Bringing Fieldwork Back In: Contemporary Urban Ethnographic Research

by Elijah Anderson SAGE Publications, Inc
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In 2001, the first of a series of ethnographic conferences took place in Los Angeles with an emphasis on fieldwork. Since then the field has gained a much larger disciplinary footprint. While the increase in substantial research in the field has risen dramatically, ethnographic styles of writing have emerged that fail to include much discernible fieldwork. This volume of The Annals broaches the subject of improving fieldwork in the ethnographic spectrum through old-fashioned or ashoe leathera fieldwork. At a more recent ethnographic conference at Yale University in 2010 with a follow-up in June 2011, emerging ethnographers were mentored by senior scholars in whichthey presented an informal, yet supportive setting where ethnographic fieldwork could be constructively critiqued. This volume is a product of those collective efforts. The articles in this volume include insight into relations among affluent minorities, the status system we find in todayassports, and a portrait of an employer of undocumented workers, among other articles. This volume will appeal to both undergraduate and graduate students with a wide range of interests including sociology, education, anthropology, and race and gender conflicts and problems.

The Iconic Ghetto - Elijah Anderson
The Legacy of Racial Caste - Elijah Anderson, Duke W. Austin, Vani S. Kulkarni, and Craig Holloway
Manhood in the Margins: Culture, Crisis, and Masculinity in the Making of Middle-Class Black Men - Saida Grundy
The Bonds of Brotherhood: Emotional and Social Support among College Black Men - Brandon A. Jackson
Ethnography of Emergent Practice in Highly Uncertain Conditions - Vida Bajc
“Scruba: Using Multi–Site Analysis to Analyze the Status System among Basketball Players - Scott N. Brooks
Suspending Narrative Engagements: The Case of Pick–up Basketball - Michael F. DeLand
“The Camera Rollsa: Using Third-Party Video in Field Research - Nikki Jones and Geoffrey Robinson
An Ethnographic Portrait of a Precarious Life - Waverly Duck
Down and Out in Atlantic City - Jacob Avery
The Making and Unmaking of Local Democracy in an Indian Village - Vani S. Kulkarni
“Call me Mamaa: An Ethnographic Portrait of an Employer of Undocumented Workers - Esther Chihye Kim
The Presentation of Self in Emigration: Eastern European Women in Italy - Martina Cvajner
Influx: Black Urban Women's Migration to Rural Pennsylvania - Betty L. McCall
“Litterersa: How Physical Disorder Is Used to Construct Social Disorder in a Poor Suburb - Alexandra K. Murphy
Reflections of Self from Missing Things: How People Move On from Losing Possessions - Brandon Berry
Wounded: Life After the Shooting - Jooyoung Lee