Interviewing is a crucial skill for journalists but the list of professions that rely on the interview to conduct business is long. . . . Interviewing: The Oregon Method collects analysis and instruction from three-dozen expert interview practitioners, scholars and teachers. Its chapters take focused looks at interview ethics, the sanctity of quotes, sourcing via social media, studies of interviewing in the virtual world, negotiating identity, and building rapport.
Drawing on the multi-disciplinary expertise of a remarkable team of leading Canadian and international scholars, as well as Canada’s foremost digital literacy organization, MediaSmarts, this collection presents the complex realities of digitized communications for girls and young women as revealed through the findings of The eGirls Project (www.egirlsproject.ca) and other important research initiatives
Ferguson goes beyond the debate over the effectiveness of cash transfers as an anti-poverty strategy and argues that there is even more at stake than the “gains in ameliorating the worst forms of poverty.”
Drawing on autoethnography, and extensive interviews with heavily tattooed women, Covered in Ink provides insight into the increasingly visible subculture of women with tattoos.
When viewed from the perspective of those who suffer the consequences of repressive approaches to public security, it is often difficult to distinguish state agents from criminals. The mistreatment by police and soldiers examined in this book reflects a new kind of stigmatization.
During the 1920s the Ku Klux Klan experienced a remarkable resurgence, drawing millions of American men and women into its ranks. In Not a Catholic Nation, Mark Paul Richard examines the KKK’s largely ignored growth in the six states of New England—Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont—and details the reactions of the region’s Catholic population, the Klan’s primary targets.
On May 4, 1970, National Guard troops opened fire on unarmed antiwar protesters at Kent State University in Ohio, killing four students and wounding nine others, including the author of this book. The shootings shocked the American public and triggered a nationwide wave of campus strikes and protests. To many at the time, Kent State seemed an unlikely site for the bloodiest confrontation in a decade of campus unrest—a sprawling public university in the American heartland, far from the coastal epicenters of political and social change.
In this richly illustrated book, Robert Macieski examines Lewis W. Hine’s art and advocacy on behalf of child laborers as part of the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) between 1909 and 1917. A “social photographer”—as he called himself—Hine created images that documented children at work throughout New England, making the case for their exploitation in the North as he had for rural working children in the South.
While economic and social conditions of the South changed dramatically in the twentieth century, white manhood as it is expressed in the contemporary South is still a complex, contingent, historicized matter, and broadly shared—or at least broadly recognized—notions of white southern manhood continue to be central to southern culture.
The result of a five-year investigation conducted by ten scholars, this book describes and analyses the police, the court system, the prison apparatus, the social services, and mental health facilities in France. Combining genealogy and ethnography, its authors show that these state institutions do not simply implement laws, rules and procedures: they mobilise values and affects, judgements and emotions. In other words, they reflect the morality of the state.
In this extraordinarily panoramic book, Roberta Brandes Gratz tells the stories of New Orleans residents who returned to their homes after Hurricane Katrina to take the rebuilding of their city into their own hands. Gratz shows the strength of people who continue to work to rebuild their community, and she reveals what Katrina couldn’t destroy: the unwavering pride of one of the greatest cities in the United States.
The United States has seen a dramatic rise in the number of informal day labor sites in the last two decades. Typically frequented by Latin American men (mostly “undocumented” immigrants), these sites constitute an important source of unskilled manual labor. Despite day laborers’ ubiquitous presence in urban areas, however, their very existence is overlooked in much of the research on immigration.