Workshop in Urban Ethnography (Socy 630)

FALL 2010

Elijah Anderson

The ethnographic interpretation of urban life and culture. Conceptual and methodological issues will be discussed. Ongoing projects of participants will be presented in a “workshop” format, thus providing participants with critical feedback as well as the opportunity to learn from and contribute to ethnographic work "in progress." Selected ethnographic works will be read and assessed.

Mondays 11:30a.m.-1:20 p.m. (8 Prospect Place, Room 119)

For more information on the workshops, click on the invitation links, or email Taly Noam


Workshop Schedule and Speakers

September 6th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm

September 13th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Malcolm Gladwell
Author of Blink, The Tipping Point, and Outliers. A Conversation with Malcolm Gladwell

September 20th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Hillary Potter
University of Colorado at Boulder
Violence in Hidden Spaces and Urban Places: Using Intersectionality and Qualitative Methods to Investigate Intimate Partner Abuse.

September 27th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
William Julius Wilson
Harvard University
A Conversation with Bill Wilson.
A myriad of topics and issues discussing urban ethongraphy, urban inequality, race relations, urban poverty, and the political climate.

October 4th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Ellis Cose
Newsweek journalist, author The Rage of a Privileged Class: Fighters, Dreamers and Believers: Three African-American Generations

October 11th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
William Helmreich
Three Thousand Miles of New York City: An Ethnographer's Journey

October 18th , 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Alford Young, Jr
University of Michigan
The Minds of Upwardly Mobile Black Men: Culture and Life History in Meaning-Making about Mobility Prospects

October 25th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Charles Bosk
When the Street Corner is a Hospital

November 1st , 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Deirdre Royster
Men at Work: How Older Black Men Help Younger Black Men within the Residential Construction Site

November 8th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Jesse McNeary
My South: The Story of Jesse McNeary

November 15th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Waverly Duck
University of Pittsburgh
Precarious Living: An Ethnographic Portrait of a Twenty Seven Year Old Grandmother

November 22nd
Fall Recess

November 29th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Douglas Wiebe
Adolescents' Activity Paths and Violence in the Urban Landscape

December 6th
No Class–Reading Week