Workshop in Urban Ethnography (Socy 630)

FALL 2011

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, 11:30am-1:20 pm (493 College Street, Room 208)

For more information on the workshops, click on the invitation links.


Workshop Schedule and Speakers

September 5th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm

September 12th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Carol Stack
University of California at Berkeley
African Americans Reclaim the South: Challenges to Ethnography when places, times and lives are in flux.

September 19th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Reuben May
Harvard University, Texas A&M
Having Fun in Urban Nightlife: Race, Class, and Culture in Public Space.

September 26th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Terry Williams
New School for Social Research
Princeton University (Visiting)
Doing Multi-Sited Ethnography: An Ethnographer's Journey Through the City

October 3rd, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Howard Stevenson
University of Pennsylvania
Playing with Anger: Managing the Racial Stress of Schooling Black Boys

October 10th , 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Philip Kasinitz
Herding Cats: Insiders, Outsiders and Ethnographic Research Teams

October 17th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Wilson Goode
Public Private Ventures
Success to Significance

October 24th , 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Prudence Carter
Stanford University
Using Mixed-Methods to Study Cultural Flexibility and Equity in South African and U. S. Schools

October 31st, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Mary Jo Deegan
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Gender, Race, and Class at Hull-House and the University of Chicago, 1892-1918

November 7th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Waverly Duck
University of Pittsburgh
Why do Middle Class Families Remain in Violent/ Impoverished Urban Spaces

Luke Anderson
North Lawndale College Prep High School
Breaking the Cycle: Prepping Inner City Kids for College

November 14th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Aaron Porter
Millersville University
Leadership Changes Among Philadelphia Black Lawyers: From Traditional to Open Systems of Equality