Faculty Book: Mitchell Duneier & Philip Kasinitz

Mitchell Duneier, Philip Kasinitz, and Alexandra K. Murphy, eds.

The Urban Ethnography Reader
(Oxford University Press, 2014)
The past few decades have seen an extraordinary revival in urban ethnography, as scholars and the public at large grapple with the increasingly complex and pressing issues that affect the ever-changing American city—from poverty to the immigrant experience, from the changing nature of social bonds to mass incarceration, from hyper-segregation to gentrification. This volume illuminates the history and development of urban ethnography by presenting a selection of past and present contributions to the field. The editors highlight its origins, practices, and significance and guide the reader through the major topics on which it has focused—from the community, public spaces, family, education, work, and recreation to social policy and the relationship between ethnographers and their subjects. Mitchell Duneier is visiting distinguished professor of sociology and Philip Kasinitz (GC/Hunter) is presidential professor of sociology at the Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: MAR 12, 2014

Category: Faculty Books | Sociology