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. 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. STREET AND STREET CORNER SOCIETY 1 Street Corner Society is an ethnography book done by William Foote. The book was published in the year
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STREET CORNER SOCIETY. Nutsy was the head of our gang once. I was his lieutenant. He was bigger than me, and he had walloped me different times before. Nov 12, Street corner society by Whyte, William Foote, , University of Chicago Press edition, in English - Enl. [2d] ed. The book Street Corner Society: The Social Structure of an Italian Slum, William Foote Whyte is published by University of Chicago Press.
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Whyte comments on the issues raised regarding the intellectual background of the book and his relations with the community studied. He also discusses the new style of criticism embodied in critical epistemology in its relations with social science. Key words This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access. Preview Unable to display preview.
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Journal of Contemporary Ethnography Election Day 6. Conclusion 1.
The Gang and the Individual 2. The Social Structure 3. On the Evolution of "Street Corner Society" 1. Personal Background 2.
Finding Cornerville 3. Planning the Study 4.
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First Efforts 5. Beginning with Doc 6. Training in Participant Observation 7.
Venture into Politics 8. Back on Norton Street 9. Replanning the Research Again in the Corner Gang Studying Racketeering Marching on City Hall Farewell to Cornerville Cornerville Revisited Selected References Index. For more information, or to order this book, please visit https: Chicago Blog: Events in Sociology.
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The family moved from there and Whyte was brought up in the Bronx, Caldwell, N. After high school he spent a year in Germany with his father and then enrolled in Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania. There he majored in economics, graduating in From Swarthmore he moved on to become a junior fellow at Harvard.
This allowed him to take any course there — but by this time he had a strong commitment to social reform and had to struggle to reconcile his research interests with this Whyte He was able to bring these concerns together in the fieldwork that was to lead to Street Corner Society.
Indeed, as part of the fieldwork he helped members of the gang he was researching to organize demonstrations to put pressure on City Hall to put more money into the neighbourhood.
In William Foote Whyte married Kathleen King — whom he had known for sometime — and they soon moved into apartment in the North End. Kathleen King Whyte was a commercial artist, but she also collaborated with him on several of his books acting as an editor. Following his time at Harvard William Foote Whyte enrolled in a sociology doctoral programme at the University of Chicago.
He submitted Street Corner Society as his doctoral thesis gaining a doctorate in The book was published by the university press — and gained little public attention until a revised edition — with much of the important, colourful detail added in — appeared in That edition took off. William Foote Whyte moved to the University of Oklahoma in to teach sociology. In he was to move to Harvard to undertake research into army veterans but he contracted polio in He was never expected to walk but William Foote Whyte and his family by now he had two young children, he was to have two further children spent a year at the Warm Springs Foundation, Georgia.The Italian immigrants lived a life that was different from the original Italians.
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