This collection represents Michael Rosen's encounter with an 'ethnography of the center'-the study of cultural orders in the heart of the metropolis. Considers occupational worlds from finance and advertising to the subworld of drug dealing.
Rosen's writing style anticipated and illustrates recent attention to writing practices
It is a collection in which both text and subtext speak to the possibilities and difficulties of ethnographic practice and its inextricably tied promise and pitfalls. And together