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On the Run
Fugitive Life in an American City
Alice Goffman - Apr 07, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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A RIVETING, GROUNDBREAKING ACCOUNT OF HOW THE WAR ON CRIME HASTORN APART INNER-CITY COMMUNITIESForty years in, the tough on crime turn in American politics has spurred a prison boom of historic proportions that disproportionately affects Black communities. It has also torn at the lives of those on the outside. As arrest quotas and high tech surveil...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Apr 15, 2021
To be perfectly clear: I highly recommend everyone read Alice Goffman's acknowledgment section of her book "On The Run".      source
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Feminist City
Claiming Space in a Man-Made World
Leslie Kern - Jul 07, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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Feminist City is an ongoing experiment in living differently, living better, and living more justly in an urban worldWe live in the city of men. Our public spaces are not designed for female bodies. There is little consideration for women as mothers, workers or carers. The urban streets often are a place of threats rather than community. Gentrifica...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Mar 18, 2021
I have read Dr. Kern's book @LellyK and it's very, very, very good.      source
Writing Anthropology
Essays on Craft and Commitment
Carole McGranahan - May 08, 2020
In Writing Anthropology, fifty-two anthropologists reflect on scholarly writing as both craft and commitment. These short essays cover a wide range of territory, from ethnography, genre, and the politics of writing to affect, storytelling, authorship, and scholarly responsibility. Anthropological writing is more than just communicating findings: an...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Mar 07, 2021
Carole is an extraordinarily good writer and it’s lovely to see her pay homage to the incomparable Ruth Behar. I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone, not just anthropologists and ethnographers, because there’s a piece of advice for everyone who writes. Amazing book </end>      source
Interviewing in Social Science Research
A Relational Approach (Routledge Series on Interpretive Methods)
Lee Ann Fujii - Jul 27, 2017
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What is interviewing and when is this method useful? What does it mean to select rather than sample interviewees? Once the researcher has found people to interview, how does she build a working relationship with her interviewees? What should the dynamics of talking and listening in interviews be? How do researchers begin to analyze the narrative da...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Feb 26, 2021
I also bought this book JUST because it is by the late and incomparable Lee Ann Fujii. It’s an incredible book and I recommend it very strongly.      source
Written/Unwritten
Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure
Patricia A. Matthew - Nov 07, 2016
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The academy may claim to seek and value diversity in its professoriate, but reports from faculty of color around the country make clear that departments and administrators discriminate in ways that range from unintentional to malignant. Stories abound of scholars--despite impressive records of publication, excellent teaching evaluations, and exempl...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Dec 04, 2020
I am not the optimal person to provide advice on this, but I always recommend reading the book "Presumed Incompetent" and also recent edited volume by @triciamatthew      source
Presumed Incompetent
The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia
Gabriella Gutiérrez yMuhs - Oct 31, 2012
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Presumed Incompetent is a pathbreaking account of the intersecting roles of race, gender, and class in the working lives of women faculty of color. Through personal narratives and qualitative empirical studies, more than 40 authors expose the daunting challenges faced by academic women of color as they navigate the often hostile terrain of higher e...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Dec 04, 2020
I am not the optimal person to provide advice on this, but I always recommend reading the book "Presumed Incompetent" and also recent edited volume by @triciamatthew      source
Theoretical Frameworks in Qualitative Research
Vincent A. Anfara - Nov 04, 2014 (first published in 2006)
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The Second Edition of Theoretical Frameworks in Qualitative Research, by Vincent A. Anfara, Jr. and Norma T. Mertz, brings together some of today's leading qualitative researchers to discuss the frameworks behind their published qualitative studies. They share how they found and chose a theoretical framework, from what discipline the framework was...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Nov 22, 2020
And for @zepecaos and others who have asked me - I would start with these three books and then I could make more specific recommendations. Also, I don’t have my copy here with me but @awutich and Russ Barnard have written an incredible methods book. These are just a fraction.      source
Thinking Qualitatively
Methods of Mind
Johnny Saldana - Sep 25, 2014
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Written in Johnny SaldaNa's elegant and accessible style, Thinking Qualitatively: Methods of Mind boldly pursues the challenge of teaching students not just how to collect and analyze data, but how to actively think about them. Each chapter presents one "method of mind" (thinking analytically, realistically, symbolically, ethically, multidisciplina...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Nov 22, 2020
And for @zepecaos and others who have asked me - I would start with these three books and then I could make more specific recommendations. Also, I don’t have my copy here with me but @awutich and Russ Barnard have written an incredible methods book. These are just a fraction.      source
Interpretive Research Design
Peregrine Schwartz-Shea - Jan 31, 2012
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Research design is fundamental to all scientific endeavors, at all levels and in all institutional settings. In many social science disciplines, however, scholars working in an interpretive-qualitative tradition get little guidance on this aspect of research from the positivist-centered training they receive. This book is an authoritative examinati...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Nov 22, 2020
And for @zepecaos and others who have asked me - I would start with these three books and then I could make more specific recommendations. Also, I don’t have my copy here with me but @awutich and Russ Barnard have written an incredible methods book. These are just a fraction.      source
Braving the Street
The Anthropology of Homelessness (Public Issues in Anthropological Perspective (1))
Irene Glasser - Apr 01, 1999
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As homelessness continues to plague North America and also becomes more widespread in Europe, anthropologists turn their attention to solving the puzzle of why people in some of the most advanced technological societies in the world are found huddled in a subway tunnel, squatting in a vacant building, living in a shelter, or camping out in an aband...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Sep 19, 2020
My entry for Day 19 (today) of my #AICCSED Challenge is another book, Glasser and Bridgman (1999) An incredible book, and I have no idea how it's not cited more. MUST READ for anyone working in homelessness research.      source
Bird by Bird
Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Anne Lamott - Aug 31, 1995 (first published in 1994)
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"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. [It] was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Sep 17, 2020
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (Anne Lamott) - my reading notes Everyone who produces text should read this book, period.      source
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On Writing Well by William Zinsser
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