Monthly Archives: October 2014

Lizardo, O. 2006. “How Cultural Tastes Shape Personal Networks.”

Lizardo, Omar. 2006. “How Cultural Tastes Shape Personal Networks.” American Sociological Review 71(5): 778-807. Examines relationships of cultural taste with density of social contacts of varying network orientation.  Builds on Bourdieu’s types of capital (economic, social, cultural), DiMaggio’s input of sociability and cultural tastes.  Finds that popular culture consumption increases weak tie network density, but […]

Geertz, C. 1974. “‘From the Native’s Point of View’: On the Nature of Anthropological Understanding.”

Geertz, Clifford. 1974. “’From the Native’s Point of View’: On the Nature of Anthropological Understanding.” Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 28(1): 26-45. Malinowksi’s A Diary in the Strict Sense of the Term created controversy in anthropology, by removing the guise of objective, functioning, empathic fieldwork, through his published reflexive journal. Brings […]

Lorde, A. 1984. “Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference.”

Lorde, Audre. 1984. “Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference.” In Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches. Pp. 114-123. Freedom, CA: Crossing Press. Western European history frames difference through oppositional dichotomies, resulting in hierarchies and oppression. Oppressed expected to bridge gaps to “explain selves” – share knowledge, correct behaviors – this allows oppressors to evade […]

Fontana, A. and J.H. Frey. 1994. “Interviewing – The Art of Science.”

Fontana, Andrea and James H. Frey. 1994. “Interviewing: The Art of Science.” Pp. 361-376 in The Handbook of Qualitative Research, edited by N. Denzin and Y. Lincoln. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications. “The spoken or written word has always a residue of ambiguity, no matter how carefully we word the questions and report or code the […]

Gee, C. and S. Bales. 2012. “Manchester Tennessee’s Assimilation of the ‘Bonnarite’: A Qualitative Analysis of the ‘Other’ in Local Press on Bonnaroo.”

Gee, Charlie and Stephen Bales.  2012. “Manchester Tennessee’s Assimilation of the ‘Bonnarite’: A Qualitative Analysis of the ‘Other’ in Local Press on Bonnaroo.” Studies in Popular Culture 34(2): 73-90. Bonnaroo as multi-day series of concerts and cultural events held in TN, annually in June, since 2002.  “The festival is intentionally reminiscent of the large multiple […]

Fursich, E. 2009. “In Defense of Textual Analysis: Restoring a Challenged Method for Journalism and Media Studies.”

Fursich, Elfriede. 2009. “In Defense of Textual Analysis: Restoring a Challenged Method for Journalism and Media Studies.” Journalism Studies 10(2): 238-252. Applies textual analysis to media/journalism research – how to negotiate producers’ intent and audience interpretation?  “Media texts present a distinctive discursive moment between encoding and decoding that asks for special scholarly engagement.  The narrative […]

Waters, M.C. 1996. “Optional Ethnicities: For Whites Only?”

Waters, Mary C. 1996. “Optional Ethnicities: For Whites Only?” In Origins and Destinies: Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in America. Ed. S. Padraza and R. Rumbaut. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Press. The ability to “choose” ethnicity seems to counter the fixity of ethnic identity as familial, ascribed, based in ‘blood’.  Ethnicity as a belief in common ancestry […]