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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
Economical Writing, Third Edition
Thirty-Five Rules for Clear and Persuasive Prose (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
Deirdre N. McCloskey - May 17, 2019 (first published in 1999)
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A valuable short guide for mastering the craft of academic writing! Students and young professionals who care about direct, clear expression should read this lucid, delightful gem by an author who practices what she advises. McCloskey s systematic treatment provides a range of insights and practical advice for better writing by scholars in every fi...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Sep 17, 2020
Economical Writing: Thirty Five Rules for Clear and Persuasive Prose McCloskey's book which is a must read for economists and everyone who writes.     source
The Writer's Practice
Building Confidence in Your Nonfiction Writing
John Warner - Feb 05, 2019
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"Unique and thorough, Warner's handbook could turn any determined reader into a regular Malcolm Gladwell." --BooklistFor anyone aiming to improve their skill as a writer, a revolutionary new approach to establishing robust writing practices inside and outside the classroom, from the author of Why They Can't WriteAfter a decade of teaching writing u...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Sep 17, 2020
The Writer's Practice: Building Confidence in your Nonfiction Writing (John Warner) - my reading notes I am awake past my bed time, so I am going to leave 11 blog posts scheduled, starting with my reading notes of @biblioracle's excellent book.     source
Emile Chabal - Nov 09, 2020
France is the most-visited country in the world. It attracts millions of tourists, most of whom come in search of beautiful architecture, good food, and fine art. But appearances can be deceptive. France is not only a place of culture and glamour; it also carries the bitter memories of violence, division and broken promises. In this arresting book,...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Aug 20, 2020
As someone who studies French water governance and French waste management, this book will be VERY useful. Merci beaucoup!     source
How to Take Smart Notes
One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking – for Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book Writers
Sönke Ahrens - Feb 24, 2017
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The key to good and efficient writing lies in the intelligent organisation of ideas and notes. This book helps students, academics and nonfiction writers to get more done, write intelligent texts and learn for the long run. It teaches you how to take smart notes and ensure they bring you and your projects forward. The Take Smart Notes principle is ...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Aug 10, 2020
@rafaelotrevino @martdelrio @soenke_ahrens I love that book, with the proviso that the printed layout is so crammed that it makes it SUPER HARD to read.     source
Down, Out, and Under Arrest
Policing and Everyday Life in Skid Row
Forrest Stuart - Apr 06, 2018 (first published in 2016)
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In his first year working in Los Angeles’s Skid Row, Forrest Stuart was stopped on the street by police fourteen times. Usually for doing little more than standing there. Juliette, a woman he met during that time, has been stopped by police well over one hundred times, arrested upward of sixty times, and has given up more than a year of her life se...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Jul 27, 2020
Re-reading @ForrestDStuart ‘s first book while awaiting for his second to arrive (I bought it weeks ago!) What I noticed is that, because I’ve seen interviews with Forrest, I now read his words in his voice. Plus, he’s an excellent writer.     source
Care for Sale
An Ethnography of Latin American Domestic and Sex Workers in London (Issues of Globalization
Ana P. Gutiérrez Garza - Nov 01, 2018
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In homes and brothels around the world, migrant women are selling a unique commodity: care. Care for Sale is an in-depth ethnography of a group of middle-class women from Latin America who exchange care and intimacy for money while working as domestic and sex workers in London. Illuminating the complexities of care work, the book offers a detailed ...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Jun 25, 2020
I recently read Dr. Ana Gutiérrez Garza´s @OUPAcademic 's book "Care for Sale An Ethnography of Latin American Domestic and Sex Workers in London" I'm praising it not because Dr. Gutiérrez Garza is Mexican (she is), but because it is SPECTACULARLY GOOD.     source
Who Killed Berta Caceres?
Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender's Battle for the Planet
Nina Lakhani - Jun 02, 2020
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A deeply affecting–and infuriating–portrait of the life and death of a courageous indigenous leader The first time Honduran indigenous leader Berta Cáceres met the journalist Nina Lakhani, Cáceres said, ‘The army has an assassination list with my name at the top. I want to live, but in this country there is total imp...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Jun 24, 2020
@ninalakhani @Salon It is a great, and important book!     source
Very Important People
Status and Beauty in the Global Party Circuit
Ashley Mears - May 26, 2020
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A sociologist and former fashion model takes readers inside the elite global party circuit of "models and bottles" to reveal how beautiful young women are used to boost the status of menMillion-dollar birthday parties, megayachts on the French Riviera, and $40,000 bottles of champagne. In today's New Gilded Age, the world's moneyed classes have tak...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Jun 23, 2020
Both Ashley Mears’ books are ethnographies of elites (Pricing Beauty about the modeling industry and Very Important People about the global Patty circuit) One element that I think characterizes how ethnography can be methodologically sophisticated is access to informants.     source
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Pricing Beauty
The Making of a Fashion Model
Ashley Mears - Sep 14, 2011
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Sociologist Ashley Mears takes us behind the brightly lit runways and glossy advertisements of the fashion industry in this insider’s study of the world of modeling. Mears, who worked as a model in New York and London, draws on observations as well as extensive interviews with male and female models, agents, clients, photographers, stylists, and ot...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Jun 23, 2020
Both Ashley Mears’ books are ethnographies of elites (Pricing Beauty about the modeling industry and Very Important People about the global Patty circuit) One element that I think characterizes how ethnography can be methodologically sophisticated is access to informants.     source
Writing in Social Spaces by Rowena Murray
They Say / I Say by Gerald Graff
Natural Experiments in the Social Sciences by Thad Dunning
A Future History of Water by Andrea Ballestero
How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler