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Soulside: Inquiries into Ghetto Culture and Community
by Ulf Hannerz
For an outsider, the prospect of blending into the fabric of an urban African American ghetto might be an intimidating one. But for a Scandinavian scholar, the idea of getting to know one of Washington DC's toughest neighborhoods from the inside during the racially tense, late 1960s, could well have seemed impossible. Conducting fieldwork in and around Winston Street, Ulf ...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published August 16th 2004 by University Of Chicago Press
(first published January 28th 1969)
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What I liked is that the book is really full of thorough, objective and interesting observation put down in a clear, matter-of-fact style - on the other hand, it is very "dense" and I would definitely not call it an easy read. Took me a lot of concentration and I never managed more than a few pages in one sitting.