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Workshop in Urban Ethnography (Socy 630)

SPRING 2013

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

January 14th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Mats Trondman, Linnaeus University
“You have giving me everything, but I am nothing”: Revisiting the “ethnicity paradox”: On processes of multicultural incorporation and schooling in Malmö City, Sweden
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January 18th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Elijah Anderson, Yale University
“How to Get Mugged: The Ethnography of the Stick-up”
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January 28th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Robin Wagner-Pacifici, The New School
Event and the City
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February 4th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Duke University
A special session of Endeavors, Co-Sponsored by the Department of African American Studies
The Invisible Weight of Whiteness: The Racial Grammar of Everyday Life in America

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February 11th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
(Cancelled)

February 18th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Nick Lemann, Columbia University
The Craft of Nonfiction
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February 25th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Katherine Newman, Johns-Hopkins University
School Shootings: Why Bad Things Happen in Perfect Places
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March 4th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Orly Clerge, Brown University
Black Identities Revisited: “New” and “Old” African Americans in Middle-Class New York
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March 25th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Yasser Payne, University of Delaware
The People's Report:
How Change is Created on the Street Corner Through Street Participatory Action Research

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April 1st, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Andrew Hacker, Queens College
Race, Races, and Racism: From Urban to Urbane
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April 8th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Al Hunter, Northwestern University
The Neighbors and the Gang:
A Multimethod Comparative Case Study of Local Community Moral Orders

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April 15th , 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Scott Brooks, University of Missouri
Still Looking for Freedom: An Ethnography of Black Men Through Basketball
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April 22nd, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Philippe Bourgois, University of Pennsylvania
Just-in-Time Labor in Philadelphia's Puerto Rican Community: Hypersegregation, Hyperincarceration, Violence and the Efficiency of Street-Based Drug Markets
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April 22nd, 4:30 pm-6:30 pm
RESCHEDULE FROM FEBRUARY 11
Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City of Philadelphia
The Gun Violence Crisis in Cities and the National Call for Action
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April 29th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Gary Alan Fine, Northwestern University
The Authority of the Stranger: Analytic Distance, Ethnographic Authority, and the Presentation of Causal Inference
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