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Routledge Advances in Ethnography

Series Editor: Dick Hobbs, Geoffrey Pearson

Ethnography is a celebrated, if contested, research methodology that offers unprecedented access to people's intimate lives, their often hidden social worlds and the meanings they attach to these.  The intensity of ethnographic fieldwork often makes considerable personal and emotional demands on the researcher, while the final product is a vivid human document with personal resonance impossible to recreate by the application of any other social science methodology.  This series aims to highlight the best, most innovative ethnographic work available from both new and established scholars.

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1-10 of 12 results in Routledge Advances in Ethnography
  1. Strong and Hard Women

    An ethnography of female bodybuilding

    By Tanya Bunsell

    Series: Routledge Advances in Ethnography

    Females with large muscles evoke strong reactions from men and women, often involving disgust, discomfort, anger and threat. The controversial nature of female bodybuilding has caused a significant rupture on feminist ground. Whilst proponents claim that female bodybuilding is a way of empowering...

    Published July 11th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Sport, Difference and Belonging

    Conceptions of Human Variation in British Sport

    By James Rosbrook-Thompson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Ethnography

    This book combines historical and ethnographic components in examining the ideas about human variation subscribed to by coaches, commentators and sportspeople themselves. The book begins by interrogating the idea of the ‘impulsive’ black sportsman (and the ‘impulsive’ black male more generally),...

    Published June 18th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Boy Racer Culture

    Youth, Masculinity and Deviance

    By Karen Lumsden

    Series: Routledge Advances in Ethnography

    On the public roads boy racers are a foreboding presence, viewed with suspicion and derision by the ‘respectable’ motorist. The problem of the young (male) driver is one which has plagued authorities and governments due to youths’ acclaimed propensity to engage in deviant and dangerous driving...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Changing Lives, Changing Drug Journeys

    Drug taking decisions from adolescence to adulthood

    By Lisa Williams

    Series: Routledge Advances in Ethnography

    This book describes how a group of young people make decisions about drug taking. It charts the decision making process of recreational drug takers and non-drug takers as they mature from adolescence into young adulthood. With a focus upon their perceptions of different drugs, it situates their...

    Published March 21st 2014 by Routledge

  5. City, Street and Citizen

    The Measure of the Ordinary

    By Suzanne Hall

    Series: Routledge Advances in Ethnography

    How can we learn from a multicultural society if we don’t know how to recognise it? The contemporary city is more than ever a space for the intense convergence of diverse individuals who shift in and out of its urban terrains. The city street is perhaps the most prosaic of the city’s public parts,...

    Published June 25th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Crack Cocaine Users

    High Society and Low Life in South London

    By Daniel Briggs

    Series: Routledge Advances in Ethnography

    Crack cocaine users have significant health problems, and place a significant burden on social services, the criminal justice system and drug treatment agencies. Among policymakers, professionals and the wider section of society, they are the most poorly understood drug-using group and have the...

    Published May 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Builders

    Class, Gender and Ethnicity in the Construction Industry

    By Darren Thiel

    Series: Routledge Advances in Ethnography

    Building workers constitute between five and ten per cent of the total labour market in almost every country of the world. They construct, repair and maintain the vital physical infrastructure of our societies, and we rely upon and trust their achievements every day. Yet we know surprisingly little...

    Published May 17th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Dirty Dancing

    An Ethnography of Lap Dancing

    By Rachela Colosi

    Series: Routledge Advances in Ethnography

    Based on ethnographic research conducted in 'Starlets', a lap-dancing club in the North of England, this book delves into what is often seen as the 'deviant', and 'stigmatized' world of lap-dancing. As well as the relationships between dancers, the author offers a unique insider's account of...

    Published March 20th 2012 by Willan

  9. Flashback

    Drugs and Dealing in the Golden Age of the London Rave Scene

    By Jennifer Ward

    Series: Routledge Advances in Ethnography

    This book is a detailed and close examination of the rave club drugs market as it took place in nightclubs, dance parties, pubs and bars and among friendship networks in London, in the mid to late 1990s. It focuses on the organizational features of drugs purchasing and selling and differentiates...

    Published May 1st 2010 by Willan

  10. Families Shamed

    The Consequences of Crime for Relatives of Serious Offenders

    By Rachel Condry

    Series: Routledge Advances in Ethnography

    This book examines the experiences of relatives of those accused or convicted of serious crimes such as murder, manslaughter, rape and sex offences. A broader literature exists on prisoners' families, but few studies have looked specifically at those related to serious offenders, or considered...

    Published January 1st 2009 by Willan

Forthcoming Books

  1. UK Hip-Hop, Grime and the City: The Aesthetics and Ethics of London's Rap Scenes
    By Richard Bramwell
    To Be Published November 30th 2014
  2. Gender, Drugs and Street Life: An Ethnography of a British Housing Estate
    By Kate O'Brien
    To Be Published January 30th 2015
  3. Sex Work and Masculinities: Lap-Dancing Club Customers
    By Rachela Colosi
    To Be Published February 14th 2015
  4. Young Homeless People and Urban Space
    By Emma Jackson
    To Be Published March 16th 2015
  5. Migrant City
    By Les Back, Shamser Sinha
    To Be Published April 13th 2015
  6. Night Clubbing
    By Daniel Silverstone
    To Be Published May 31st 2015

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