Scrutinizing the Street : Poverty , Morality , and the Pitfalls of Urban Ethnography 1

@inproceedings{Wacquant2002ScrutinizingTS,
  title={Scrutinizing the Street : Poverty , Morality , and the Pitfalls of Urban Ethnography 1},
  author={Loı̈c Wacquant},
  year={2002}
}
  • Loı̈c Wacquant
  • Published 2002
After a long decade during which researchers, following journalists and policy pundits, focused on the alleged rise, (mis)conduct, and threat of an “underclass” characterized by its presumed social isolation and antisocial behaviors (Jencks and Peterson 1991), students of race and poverty in the U.S. metropolis have recently turned to issues of work, family, morality, and individual responsibility, in keeping with the newfound political concern for and media interest in those topics fostered by… CONTINUE READING