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Field Fright

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 : http://www.booksandideas.net/Field-Fright-Studying-Urban-Poverty-in-Boston.html.
Notice published 27 January 2015

Publisher's presentation

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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City

Violence

Inequality

Poverty

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