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September 14, 2017
Ruth Braunstein
4:30 - 6 p.m.
2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)

In the wake of the Great Recession and amid rising discontent with government responsiveness to ordinary citizens, Braunstein followed participants in two very different groups—a progressive faith-based community organization and a conservative Tea Party group—as they set out to become active and informed citizens, put their faith into action, and hold government accountable.


Center News

Summer Workshop in Qualitative Research Methods

This summer, 12 undergraduate and graduate students from across the US and Puerto Rico participated a six-week workshop hosted by the Center for Ethnographic Research. They received mentorship, hands-on research experience, and advanced training in designing and executing a project using qualitative methods from Jocyl Sacramento and Josh Seim and numerous guest speakers.


Older Adults in a High-Crime Neighborhood

CER Affiliate Elena Portacolone and colleagues have a new article in Gerontologist  (2017). The article, “’I Feel Trapped’: The Tension Between Personal and Structural Factors of Social Isolation and the Desire for Social Integration Among Older Residents of a High-Crime Neighborhood,” analyzes the factors contributing to the social isolation of older residents of a high-crime neighborhood through the in-depth examination of their lived experiences. 


Featured Books

Burning Dislike: Ethnic violence in high school

by Martín Sánchez-Jankowski (University of California Press, 2016)

The End Game: How inequality shapes our final years

by Corey Abramson (Harvard University Press, 2015)

Violence at the Urban Margins

Javier Auyero, Philippe Bourgois, and Nancy Scheper-Hughes (2015)

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