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Routledge Advances in Ethnography


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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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The Logic of Violence: An Ethnography of Dublin's Illegal Drug Trade

The Logic of Violence: An Ethnography of Dublin's Illegal Drug Trade

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Brendan Marsh
August 30, 2019

Violence is widely associated with illegal drug markets, and is one of the features that can differentiate illegal capitalism from legitimate business. This book explores the perceived causes and functions of violence in an illegal drug market in Dublin City, Ireland. Understanding why violence...

Young Men’s Experiences of Long-Term Imprisonment: Living Life

Young Men’s Experiences of Long-Term Imprisonment: Living Life

1st Edition

Rachel Rose Tynan
January 23, 2019

Long sentenced young people are a small but significant part of the juvenile prison population. The current approach to young people convicted of serious crime speaks to wider issues in criminal and social justice, including the idealisation of (some) childhoods, processes of racialisation and...

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

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

1st Edition

Jennifer Ward
January 17, 2019

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...

UK Hip-Hop, Grime and the City: The Aesthetics and Ethics of London's Rap Scenes

UK Hip-Hop, Grime and the City: The Aesthetics and Ethics of London's Rap Scenes

1st Edition

Richard Bramwell
June 28, 2018

Young people in London have contributed to the production of a distinctively British rap culture. This book moves beyond accounts of Hip-Hop’s marginality and shows, with an examination of the production, dissemination and use of rap in London, how this cultural form plays an important role in the...

Migrant City

Migrant City

1st Edition

Les Back, Shamser Sinha
June 25, 2018

Migrant City tells the story of contemporary London from the perspective of thirty adult migrants and two sociologists. Connecting migrants’ private struggles to the public issues at stake in the way mobility is regulated, channelled and managed in a globalised world, this volume explores what...

Surviving Gangs, Violence and Racism in Cape Town: Ghetto Chameleons

Surviving Gangs, Violence and Racism in Cape Town: Ghetto Chameleons

1st Edition

Marie Rosenkrantz Lindegaard
November 20, 2017

Cape Town has some of the highest figures of violent crime in the world, but how is it that young men avoid and enact physical aggression and navigate stressful and dangerous situations? Surviving Gangs, Violence and Racism in Cape Town offers an ethnographic study of young men in Cape Town and...

Musical Mobilities: Son Jarocho and the Circulation of Tradition Across Mexico and the United States

Musical Mobilities: Son Jarocho and the Circulation of Tradition Across Mexico and the United States

1st Edition

Alejandro Miranda Nieto
November 09, 2017

How do musical practices move? Though technology increasingly plays a great part in establishing different degrees of spatial proximity, music making still seems to be tied to specific geographical locations, cultures or communities. The identity of musical traditions, in particular, is often...

Hip Hop Versus Rap: The Politics of Droppin' Knowledge

Hip Hop Versus Rap: The Politics of Droppin' Knowledge

1st Edition

Patrick Turner
May 25, 2017

'What is the real hip hop?' 'To whom does hip hop belong?' 'For what constructive purposes can hip hop be put to use?' These are three key questions posed by hip hop activists in Hip Hop Versus Rap, which explores the politics of cultural authenticity, ownership, and uplift in London’s post-hip hop...

Mischief, Morality and Mobs: Essays in Honour of Geoffrey Pearson

Mischief, Morality and Mobs: Essays in Honour of Geoffrey Pearson

1st Edition

Dick Hobbs
September 01, 2016

Geoffrey Pearson, who died in 2013, was one of the outstanding social scientists of the post second world war era. His work spanned social work, social theory, social history, criminology and sociology. In particular, his work has had a huge impact upon studies of youth, youth culture and drugs....

Policing the 2012 London Olympics: Legacy and Social Exclusion

Policing the 2012 London Olympics: Legacy and Social Exclusion

1st Edition

Gary Armstrong, Richard Giulianotti, Dick Hobbs
July 04, 2016

The summer Olympic Games are renowned for producing the world’s biggest single-city cultural event. While the Olympics and other sport mega-events have received growing levels of academic investigation from a variety of disciplinary approaches, relatively little is known about how such occasions...

Young Homeless People and Urban Space: Fixed in Mobility

Young Homeless People and Urban Space: Fixed in Mobility

1st Edition

Emma Jackson
July 23, 2015

This ethnographic exploration of contemporary spaces of homelessness takes an expanded view of homeless space, threading together experiences of organizational spaces, routes taken through the city and the occupation of public space. Through engaging with participants' accounts of...

Narratives of Neglect

Narratives of Neglect

1st Edition

Jacqui Karn
June 25, 2015

This book tells the story of the process leading up to the demolition of a small council estate in the north of England and its subsequent regeneration. Based on extensive ethnographic research, it addresses the local governance of security and the ways in which the community engaged with attempts...

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