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Book Review: In Search of Respect


 

In this paper, the author will analyze and critique the book: In Search of Respect. The author will explain how the author of the book successfully used the ethno graphic qualitative method to examine social and cultural influences on ethnic groups in East Harlem (El Barrio), New York (Bourgois, 2003). The author will illustrate how Bourgo is built close relations with participants including gang members and drug dealers and explain how Bourgois demonstrated social problems by observing participants’ activities and interviewing local residents (Bourgois, 2003). In addition, the author will analyze how Bourgois investigated labor conflicts by living in the targeted area with Latino and African American immigrants. Moreover, the author of the book analyzed evidence for searching the dynamics of the social structure and power relations between different ethnic neighborhoods. The author will utilize Bourgois’s research as an example to demonstrate how to conduct interviews in qualitative research.


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Economic depression, social segregation, cultural dynamics
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In this paper, the author will analyze and critique the book: In Search of Respect. The author will explain how the author of the book successfully used the ethno graphic qualitative method to examine social and cultural influences on ethnic groups in East Harlem (El Barrio), New York (Bourgois, 2003). The author will illustrate how Bourgo is built close relations with participants including gang members and drug dealers and explain how Bourgois demonstrated social problems by observing participants’ activities and interviewing local residents (Bourgois, 2003). In addition, the author will analyze how Bourgois investigated labor conflicts by living in the targeted area with Latino and African American immigrants. Moreover, the author of the book analyzed evidence for searching the dynamics of the social structure and power relations between different ethnic neighborhoods. The author will utilize Bourgois’s research as an example to demonstrate how to conduct interviews in qualitative research.


Keywords


Economic depression, social segregation, cultural dynamics