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Studying Urban Poverty in Boston
Nicolas Duvoux, « Field Fright. Studying Urban Poverty in Boston », Books and Ideas, 5 january 2015, Paris, ISSN : 2105-3030, URL :
Notice publiée le 27 janvier 2015

Présentation de l'éditeur

How do sociologists deal with fear while investigating underprivileged environments? Drawing on his personal experience of field studies in a deprived Boston neighbourhood, Nicolas Duvoux shows that fear, while partially reflecting the social gap between researchers and their investigatees, can also help us understand the latter’s practices and representations.

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