Workshop in Urban Ethnography (Socy 630)

FALL 2012

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 (210 Prospect St, Room 203)


Workshop Schedule and Speakers

September 10th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Elijah Anderson
A Place on the Corner: The Field Experience

September 17th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Armando Lara-Millan
Public Emergency Room Overcrowding in the Era of Mass Incarceration

September 24th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Gerald D. Suttles
Backing into Ethnography: How I Came To Do Field Work

October 1st, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Brian Starks
An Ethnographic Examination of the First Phase of the Criminal Court Process in Atlanta and Philadelphia

October 8th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Peter Moskos
From Desk to Street and Back: Conceptualizing, Researching, and Writing an Ethnography People Want to Read

October 15th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Rachel Woldoff
White Flight/Black Flight: The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood

October 22nd, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Elijah Anderson
“The Cosmopolitan Canopy” and the “Iconic Ghetto”

October 29th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Diane Grams
High Tech Urban Ethnography

November 5th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Peter Bearman
Doormen: Fieldwork Encounters and Discoveries

November 12th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
William Helmreich
The New York Nobody Knows: A 6,000 Mile Walk Through the City's Streets

November 26th , 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Robert J. Sampson
Seeing the City

December 3rd, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Chris Winship and Joe Krupnick
Keeping Up the Front: How Disadvantaged Black Youth Avoid Street Violence in the Inner City