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Street corner society

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Street Corner Society is one of a handful of works that can justifiably be called classics of sociological research. William Foote Whyte's account of the Italian American slum he called "Cornerville"-Boston's North End-has been the model for urban ethnography for fifty years. By mapping the intricate social worlds of street gangs and "corner boys," Whyte was among the first to demonstrate that a poor community need not be socially disorganized. His writing set a standard for vivid portrayals of real people in real situations. And his frank discussion of his methodology-participant observation-has served as an essential casebook in field research for generations of students and scholars. This fiftieth anniversary edition includes a new preface and revisions to the methodological appendix. In a new section on the book's legacy, Whyte responds to recent challenges to the validity, interpretation, and uses of his data. "The Whyte Impact on the Underdog," the moving statement by a gang leader who became the author's first research assistant, is preserved. "Street Corner Society broke new ground and set a standard for field research in American cities that remains a source of intellectual challenge."-Robert Washington, Reviews in Anthropology

This paperback book is in very good condition.

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Author(s):
William Foot Whyte
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1993
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0226895440
ISBN-13:
9780226895444
Number of pages:
398
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Title:
Street Corner Society: Social Structure of an Italian Slum

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Street Corner Society is one of a handful of works that can justifiably be called classics of sociological research. William Foote Whyte's account of the Italian American slum he called "Cornerville"-Boston's North End-has been the model for urban ethnography for fifty years. By mapping the intricate social worlds of street gangs and "corner boys," Whyte was among the first to demonstrate that a poor community need not be socially disorganized. His writing set a standard for vivid portrayals of real people in real situations. And his frank discussion of his methodology-participant observation-has served as an essential casebook in field research for generations of students and scholars. This fiftieth anniversary edition includes a new preface and revisions to the methodological appendix. In a new section on the book's legacy, Whyte responds to recent challenges to the validity, interpretation, and uses of his data. "The Whyte Impact on the Underdog," the moving statement by a gang leader who became the author's first research assistant, is preserved. "Street Corner Society broke new ground and set a standard for field research in American cities that remains a source of intellectual challenge."-Robert Washington, Reviews in Anthropology

This paperback book is in very good condition.

Author(s):
William Foot Whyte
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1993
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0226895440
ISBN-13:
9780226895444
Number of pages:
398
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Title:
Street Corner Society: Social Structure of an Italian Slum

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