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In the Field: Readings on the Field Research Experience / Edition 2

In the Field: Readings on the Field Research Experience / Edition 2

by William Kornblum, Carolyn D. Smith
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ISBN-13: 9780275954178
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/24/1996
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

CAROLYN D. SMITH is a writer and editorial consultant specializing in educational materials in the social sciences. She is the author of The Absentee American: Repatriates' Perspectives on America (Praeger, 1991).

WILLIAM KORNBLUM is the author of Blue Collar Community (1976) and co-author (with Terry Williams) of Growing Up Poor (1985) and other titles.

Kornblum and Smith have collaborated in the writing and development of textbooks on sociology and social problems and are co-editors of The Healing Experience: Readings on the Social Context of Health Care (1994).

Table of Contents


Introduction by William Kornblum

Gaining Entry

Jelly's Place by Elijah Anderson

Doing Research in the Flats by Carol Stack

Exploring the Cocaine Culture by Terry Williams

In the Field with Snake Handlers by Peggy Sullivan and Kirk Elifson

Building Relationships

Getting In by Ruth Horowitz

Earning a Place in the Hustler's World by Robert P. McNamara

Relations of the Road by Douglas Harper

Maintaining Objectivity

Doing Research in Cornerville by William F. Whyte

Prostitution, Drug Use, and AIDS by Claire Sterk

On Studying South Chicago by William Kornblum

The Caseworker by Victor Ayala

The Observer's Role

Researching Peasants and Drug Producers by Edmundo Morales

The Fieldworker and the Surgeon by Charles Bosk

The Outsider Phenomenon by Nancy Naples


Finding Your Spot by Vernon Boggs


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