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Pioneering criminologists and sociologists vividly recount the personal and professional tribulations of conducting field research with deviant and criminal subcultures.

Synopsis:

The candid, first-person accounts of their experiences, especially in illegal, immoral, and dangerous situations, reveal the horrors, perils, and joys of ethnographic research. The methodological, theoretical, and political implications of field work are also thoroughly discussed. Describing their deep involvement with such diverse groups as skinheads, phone sex workers, drug dealers, graffiti artists, and the homeless, many of the authors confess to their own episodes of illegal drug use, drunk driving, weapons violations, assault at gunpoint, obstruction of justice, and arrest while engaged in ethnographic studies.

Although field research is seldom safe, convenient, or above professional criticism, this volume demonstrates that it is vital for providing a fuller understanding of deviant and criminal populations.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-300) and index.

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ISBN:
9781555533403
Editor:
Hamm, Mark S.
Other:
Hamm, Mark S.
Editor:
Ferrell, Jeff
Editor:
Hamm, Mark S.
Author:
Ferrell, Jeff
Publisher:
Northeastern University Press
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
Deviant behavior
Subject:
Criminal behavior
Subject:
Criminal anthropology
Subject:
Deviant behavior -- Research.
Subject:
Criminal behavior -- Research.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Criminal anthropology -- Research.
Subject:
Criminal anthropology -- Field work.
Subject:
Crime-Criminology
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. 583
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.03x6.04x.89 in. 1.12 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
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History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
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Product details 336 pages Northeastern University Press - English 9781555533403 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The candid, first-person accounts of their experiences, especially in illegal, immoral, and dangerous situations, reveal the horrors, perils, and joys of ethnographic research. The methodological, theoretical, and political implications of field work are also thoroughly discussed. Describing their deep involvement with such diverse groups as skinheads, phone sex workers, drug dealers, graffiti artists, and the homeless, many of the authors confess to their own episodes of illegal drug use, drunk driving, weapons violations, assault at gunpoint, obstruction of justice, and arrest while engaged in ethnographic studies.

Although field research is seldom safe, convenient, or above professional criticism, this volume demonstrates that it is vital for providing a fuller understanding of deviant and criminal populations.

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