Other Side Of Middletown / Edition 1

Other Side Of Middletown / Edition 1

by Luke Eric Lassiter, Hurley Goodall, Elizabeth Campbell, Michelle Natasya Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759104840

ISBN-13: 9780759104846

Pub. Date: 05/01/2004

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Prompted by the overt omission of Muncie's black community from the famous community study by Robert S. Lynd and Helen Merrell Lynd, Middletown: A Study in Modern American Culture, the authors initiated this project to reveal the unrecorded historical and contemporary life of Middletown, a well-known pseudonym for the Midwestern city of Muncie, Indiana. As a

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Prompted by the overt omission of Muncie's black community from the famous community study by Robert S. Lynd and Helen Merrell Lynd, Middletown: A Study in Modern American Culture, the authors initiated this project to reveal the unrecorded historical and contemporary life of Middletown, a well-known pseudonym for the Midwestern city of Muncie, Indiana. As a collaboration of community and campus, this book recounts the early efforts of Hurley Goodall to develop a community history and archive that told the story of the African American community, and rectify the representation of small town America as exclusively white. The authors designed and implemented a collaborative ethnographic field project that involved intensive interviews, research, and writing between community organizations, local experts, ethnographers, and teams of college students. This book is a unique model for collaborative research, easily accessible to students. It will be a valuable resource for instructors in anthropology, creative writing, sociology, community research, and African American studies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759104846
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction: The Story of a Collaborative Project
PART I. Middletown and Muncie's African American Community
Chapter 1. The Enduring Legacy of Muncie as Middletown
Chapter 2. A City Apart
PART II. Collaborative Understandings
Chapter 3. Getting a Living
Chapter 4. Making a Home
Chapter 5. Training the Young
Chapter 6. Using Leisure
Chapter 7. Engaging in Religious Practices
Chapter 8. Engaging in Community Activities
Conclusion: Lessons Learned about Muncie, Race, and Ethnography
Epilogue
Afterword
Appendix A. Notes on the Collaborative Process
Appendix B. House Concurrent Resolution 33
About the Authors and Community Advisors

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