Creative Problem Solving in the Field: Reflections on a Career

Creative Problem Solving in the Field: Reflections on a Career

by William Foote Whyte
     
 

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From the street corners of the North End of Boston to the Basque regions of Spain, renowned sociologist William Foote Whyte has been a pioneer in developing methods and theories that have changed and expanded the way that we look at social structures and the individuals within them. Now, Whyte passes on his experience and knowledge with a look at problems he

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From the street corners of the North End of Boston to the Basque regions of Spain, renowned sociologist William Foote Whyte has been a pioneer in developing methods and theories that have changed and expanded the way that we look at social structures and the individuals within them. Now, Whyte passes on his experience and knowledge with a look at problems he encountered in the field, and how he was able to overcome them. This book is both a guide through the practical and conceptual complexities and problems associated with fieldwork, as well as a look back on the life of one of the most interesting and important sociologists of our time.

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Journal Of Contemporary Ethnography - Mary Jo Neitz
It is an impressive narration of one person's life work, a narrative that is driven by a particular vision of the good sociologist and also the good society.
Journal Of Contemporary Ethnography
It is an impressive narration of one person's life work, a narrative that is driven by a particular vision of the good sociologist and also the good society.
— Mary Jo Neitz

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761989219
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
08/04/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
162
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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Cornell University

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