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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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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

By 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 ...

Moving Difference Brazilians in London

Moving Difference: Brazilians in London

1st Edition

By Angelo Martins Junior
July 22, 2020

Moving Difference demonstrates how differences between migrants who share the same nationality travel with them and can impact on every aspect of their ‘mobile lives’. Analysing the lived experiences and narratives of Brazilians in London, it adds an in-depth ethnographic understanding of the ...

Black Men in Britain An Ethnographic Portrait of the Post-Windrush Generation

Black Men in Britain: An Ethnographic Portrait of the Post-Windrush Generation

1st Edition

By Kenny Monrose
September 26, 2019

While extensive attention has been paid to black youth, adult black British men are a notable omission in academic literature. This book is the first attempt to understand one of Britain’s hidden populations: the post-Windrush generation, who matured within a post-industrial British society that ...

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

By Brendan Marsh
September 25, 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 ...

Mischief, Morality and Mobs Essays in Honour of Geoffrey Pearson

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

1st Edition

Edited By Dick Hobbs
September 11, 2019

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. ...

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

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

1st Edition

By 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 ...

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

By 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 ...

Surviving Gangs, Violence and Racism in Cape Town Ghetto Chameleons

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

1st Edition

By 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

By Alejandro Miranda Nieto
November 10, 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 ...

Dirty Dancing An Ethnography of Lap Dancing

Dirty Dancing: An Ethnography of Lap Dancing

1st Edition

By Rachela Colosi
July 20, 2010

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 ...

Hip Hop Versus Rap The Politics of Droppin' Knowledge

Hip Hop Versus Rap: The Politics of Droppin' Knowledge

1st Edition

By 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...

Policing the 2012 London Olympics Legacy and Social Exclusion

Policing the 2012 London Olympics: Legacy and Social Exclusion

1st Edition

By 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 ...

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