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Street Corner Society is one of a handful of works that can justifiably be called classics of sociological research. William Foote Whyte's account of the Italian American slum he called "Cornerville"—Boston's North End—has been the model for urban ethnography for fifty years. By mapping the intricate social worlds of street gangs and "corner boys," Whyte was among the first Street Corner Society is one of a handful of works that can justifiably be called classics of sociological research.
By mapping the intricate social worlds of street gangs and "corner boys," Whyte was among the first to demonstrate that a poor community need not be socially disorganized. His writing set a standard for vivid portrayals of real people in real situations.
And his frank discussion of his methodology—participant observation—has served as an essential casebook in field research for generations of students and scholars. This fiftieth anniversary edition includes a new preface and revisions to the methodological appendix. In a new section on the book's legacy, Whyte responds to recent challenges to the validity, interpretation, and uses of his data. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published June 1st by University of Chicago Press first published More Details Original Title.
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Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. I finally finished Street Corner Society!! But as the corner boys grew in their characters, it was impossible not to see how this book influences much societal understanding of these people even decades into the future. The Sopranos anyone? While it is always strange to read a book about a persisting phenomenon in a different time and space, the impact of Whyte's urban ethnography on an Italian slum in Boston's North End in the late 's cannot be overstated.
Some passages are surprisingly contemporary, especially those referring to the relationship between the police and the racket organizations -and I am a Latin American reader of the 21st century. Even more than the actual ethnographic analysis, I found very interesting the Po While it is always strange to read a book about a persisting phenomenon in a different time and space, the impact of Whyte's urban ethnography on an Italian slum in Boston's North End in the late 's cannot be overstated.
Even more than the actual ethnographic analysis, I found very interesting the Post-scriptum on this edition I read, on the explanation of how the study developed, starting from Whyte's economist background in Harvard, the scholarships, his living in Cornerville, getting married and just how life goes by as you keep on doing your research. It's a candid account, much more than we are used to in these days.
He must be one of Whyte's most qualified disciples. Jan 04, Darcie rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fiction. Jul 04, Tim Scott rated it liked it. I read passages from this book when I was an undergrad in, probably, and meant to read the whole thing some day. It turns out that I like sociology as a bigger picture. Though I enjoyed reading this study, the nitty gritty parts were tedious for me so that i sped through at times.
More, I enjoyed the page appendix where the author described his process, difficulties and strategies. Mar 14, Andrew rated it it was amazing. I read this book as part of a research project I was working on during college. I read a lot of sociology as part of my degree but this is the only book I read that I enjoyed as a piece of narrative non-fiction. It's not a cold academic evaluation of social works, it's a story with rich lively characters told in a setting that that Foote Whyte paints vividly.
Highly recommend this to anyone studying sociology, social psychology, or anthropology. It shows that research can be entertaining. The author used a language in this book that we can call both academic and literary. It is quite fluent and never boring. The section of a book in which the author describes the background and research method of the book is interesting.
The author also criticized himself and replied critiques against his book on academic releases. Oct 10, Rosemary Yang rated it it was amazing Shelves: sociology. Finally finish this book after three weeks! Definitely a social science classic.
How street corner society operates deeply reflects on larger social structures. More importantly, the author wrote about how he did field work in urban cities. This is pretty much the very first book talking about ethnography in urban environment. Recommend to anyone who is interested in social science! Jul 21, Martin Willoughby rated it it was ok. Good if you're studying early 20th century social structures, not so good as a piece of history. Sep 14, Pamela rated it it was amazing.
My first introduction to the study of sociology in urban America. A classic observational study. May 05, FiveBooks added it Shelves: fivebooks-on-policing. Whyte learns that things are not as simple as they appear on the corner. Sep 30, John rated it did not like it Shelves: own. Did not like this book in the least. Everything It revealed about inner city slum conditions should already be known by anyone who ever took the time to get to know people living in such conditions.
To think, just because people lived in the slums, they could or would not have social groups and organized political groups is loco. View 1 comment. Apr 18, Kevin Kosar rated it really liked it. Jun 22, Revati Ahuja rated it really liked it. A relevant book for those interested in participant observation. The Appendix of the book is most entertaining where the author tells about the back stage process of research.
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Street Corner Society: The Social Structure of an Italian Slum
It was Whyte's first book. It received little attention when it was first published, but upon being reissued in it became a bestseller as well as a standard college text, and established Whyte's reputation as a pioneer in participant observation. In the late s, on a fellowship from Harvard University ,  Whyte lived in the North End of Boston , which was mostly inhabited by first- and second-generation immigrants from Italy. Whyte, who came from a well-to-do family, considered the neighborhood a slum , and wanted to learn more about its "lower class" society. Through this work, Whyte became a pioneer in participant observation which he called "participant observer research".
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University of Chicago Press. The first part of the book contains detailed accounts of how local gangs were formed and organized. American National Biography Online. Where It All Began. Street Corner Society First edition. This page was last edited on 13 Whytsat Pages to import images to Wikidata. Socideade Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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