Finding the African Americans That Middletown Left Out : the Field Notes of a Sociologist
- OCLC: ocn796383910
- ISBN: 0773411178
- ISBN: 9780773411173
1 online resource (533 pages)
- Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2012.
|Contents:|| Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Foreword by Rutledge M. Denis; Preface by Susan R. Trencher; Acknowledgements; Introduction by Hugh Gusterson; Chapter 1: Entering the Field (1980); Chapter 2: First Acquaintances; Chapter 3: Getting to Know the Community; Chapter 4: Getting Started: Student Workers, Background Research and Networking; Chapter 5: Conversations, Opinions, and Confidences; Chapter 6: Searching for Self: Religion and Conversion, Black Issues and Identity; Chapter 7: Interviewing in Earnest; Chapter 8: Wrapping Up and Leave-Taking; Conclusion; Afterword; Index.
|Summary:|| The author provides journals of field work, and interviews with the African American members of a community depicted in a famous sociological study, in which they were previously ignored. Dr. Dennis lives in the community and carefully annotates his findings by reporting on the religious, political, educational, and ethnic beliefs, values, and behaviors displayed by members of the community.
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