Routledge Advances in Ethnography

Series Editors: 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.

  • Night Clubbing

    By Daniel Silverstone

    This book provides a vivid account of drug use and drug dealing in club land in modern urban Britain, drawing on the author's experience of working in a London night club. It opens up the real world of the night-time economy, exploring the workings of a criminal door firm working in a large night…

    Hardback – 2016-05-31 
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  • Gender, Drugs and Street Life

    An Ethnography of a British Housing Estate

    By Kate O'Brien

    Gender, drugs and street life explores the way girls and boys of white British origin access and participate in legal and illegal drugs, within the context of supply at the local level. It explores the relationship of children and young people to the local drug market from a gendered…

    Hardback – 2015-12-30 
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  • Migrant City

    By Les Back, Shamser Sinha

    In 2010, it was estimated that there were 214 million international migrants in the world, representing an increase of almost 40 million in the first decade of the 21st century. One in three of these migrants are young adults. This booker argues that the regulation of youth migration is producing…

    Hardback – 2015-09-14 
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  • Young Homeless People and Urban Space

    Fixed in Mobility

    By Emma Jackson

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-07-22
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  • UK Hip-Hop, Grime and the City

    The Aesthetics and Ethics of London's Rap Scenes

    By Richard Bramwell

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-06-07
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  • Strong and Hard Women

    An ethnography of female bodybuilding

    By Tanya Bunsell

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-07-10
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  • Sport, Difference and Belonging

    Conceptions of Human Variation in British Sport

    By James Rosbrook-Thompson

    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),…

    Paperback – 2014-06-17
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  • Boy Racer Culture

    Youth, Masculinity and Deviance

    By Karen Lumsden

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-05-29
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  • Changing Lives, Changing Drug Journeys

    Drug Taking Decisions from Adolescence to Adulthood

    By Lisa Williams

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-03-20
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  • City, Street and Citizen

    The Measure of the Ordinary

    By Suzanne Hall

    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,…

    Paperback – 2013-06-24
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  • Crack Cocaine Users

    High Society and Low Life in South London

    By Daniel Briggs

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-05-09
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  • Builders

    Class, Gender and Ethnicity in the Construction Industry

    By Darren Thiel

    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…

    Hardback – 2012-05-16
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  • Dirty Dancing

    An Ethnography of Lap Dancing

    By Rachela Colosi

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-03-19
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  • Flashback

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

    By Jennifer Ward

    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…

    Hardback – 2010-04-30
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  • Families Shamed

    The Consequences of Crime for Relatives of Serious Offenders

    By Rachel Condry

    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…

    Paperback – 2008-12-31
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  • Narratives of Neglect

    By Jacqui Karn

    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…

    Hardback – 2007-02-28
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  • Holding Your Square

    By Christopher Mullins

    This book is about the meanings of masculinities within the social networks of the streets of an American city (St Louis, Missouri), and how these shaped perceptions and enactments of violence. Based on a large number of interviews with offenders the author provides a rich description of life on…

    Hardback – 2006-08-31
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