Friday Book: The Academic Who Got a Kick out of Sociology ; Badfellas: Crime, Tradition and New Masculinities by Simon Winlow (Berg, Pounds 14.99)
Taylor, Laurie, The Independent (London, England)
BACK IN the Seventies, it was difficult to find a sociologist working in the area of deviance who was not involved in participant observation. Academics could be found hanging out on street corners with youth gangs, sitting in squats with drug-users and standing on terraces with hooligans. A former colleague of mine remembers stepping off a late-night train at Waterloo and suddenly hearing a familiar voice issue from what looked like a bundle of old rags on a bench. "Goodnight, Mary," said the voice. The bundle was an old friend from the University of Essex, pursuing research on vagrants.
Even if there was something comic about such infiltration, there was no doubt about …
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Publication information: Article title: Friday Book: The Academic Who Got a Kick out of Sociology ; Badfellas: Crime, Tradition and New Masculinities by Simon Winlow (Berg, Pounds 14.99). Contributors: Taylor, Laurie - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: June 8, 2001. Page number: 5. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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