Category Methods

Moloney, M. and G. Hunt. 2012. “Consumption, Drugs and Style: Constructing Intra-Ethnic Boundaries in Asian American Youth Cultures”.

Moloney, Molly and Geoffrey P. Hunt. 2012. “Consumption, Drugs and Style: Constructing Intra-Ethnic Boundaries in Asian American Youth Cultures.” Drugs 19(6) December: 462-473. How consumption, style, and taste cultures intersect with ethnic identities, gender, and “acculturation” — how consumption markers (fashion, cars, music, drugs) create/negotiate symbolic boundaries within Asian American dance/club scenes. Demonstrates lack of […]

Nelson, I.L. 2013. The Allure of Privileging Danger over Everyday Practice in Field Research.

Nelson, Ingrid L. 2013. “The Allure and Privileging of Danger over Everyday Practice in Field Research.” Area 45(4): 419-425. By privileging “danger” or sensationalized phenomena in our research, we encounter the possibility of missing out on other underpinning phenomena/relationships/dynamics that may be critical to understanding an issue as a whole.   “focusing on dangerous issues […]

DeKeseredy, W.S. and M.D. Schwartz. 2013. Male Peer Support and Violence against Women.

DeKeseredy, Walter S. and Martin D. Schwartz. 2013. Male Peer Support and Violence against Women: The History and Verification of a Theory. Boston: Northeastern University Press. Introduction Term of “male peer support” developed by Dekeseredy (1988a) to describe “the attachments to male peers and the resources that these men provide that encourage and legitimate woman […]

Snow, D.A. and L. Anderson. 1987. “Identity Work Among the Homeless: The Verbal Construction and Avowal of Personal Identities.”

Snow, David A. and Leon Anderson. 1987. “Identity Work Among the Homeless: The Verbal Construction and Avowal of Personal Identities.” The American Journal of Sociology 92(6): 1336-1371. How do people at the “bottom” of status systems create identities that imbue dignity/self-worth? (Impacts areas of role, identity, self-concept.) Backstory: Too often we focus on how low-status […]

Olszanowski, M. 2012. What to Ask Women Composers: Feminist Fieldwork in Electronic Dance Music.

Olszanowski, Magdalena. 2012. “What to Ask Women Composers: Feminist Fieldwork in Electronic Dance Music. DanceCult 4(2): 3-26. Reflects upon research methods (theoretical, methodological) behind microfemininewarfare, a documentary/database of female EDM artists. Use of research-creation and friendship-as-method (see Tillmann-Healy 2003) as effective feminist research methods for EDM fieldwork. Essl (2003); Friz (2004); Farrugia (2010); Kirn (2011) […]

Synthesis Mapping (Teaching Tool)

Research Paper or Activity Component: (from Schmidt, Judy H., Michael K. Hooper, and Diane Kholos Wysocki. 2003. 6 Steps to Effective Writing in Sociology. Thomson Wadsworth: Toronto). Synthesizing Sources with a Synthesis Map – looking at how all the pieces “fit” together through a chart form Source Title (Citations) Source Title (Citations)     Thesis […]

Creswell, J.W. 2013. Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design.

Creswell, John W. 2013. Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches. Third edition. Washington DC: Sage. Philosophical assumptions to consider: Ontological – what is the nature of reality (Reality is multiplex) Epistemological – what is the nature and definition of knowledge? How is the relationship between researcher and researched defined? (Subjective evidence from […]