WorldCat Identities

White, William Foote

Works: 3 works in 7 publications in 2 languages and 27 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV6439.U5, 323.352
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William Foote White
Estímulo económico y rendimiento laboral by William Foote Whyte( Book )

5 editions published between 1961 and 1989 in Spanish and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power, politics, and progress : social change in rural Peru by William Foote Whyte( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Street corner society : the social structure of an Italian slum by William Foote Whyte( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Street Corner Society is one of a handful of works that can justifiably be called classics of sociological research. William Foote Whyte's account of the Italian American slum he called "Cornerville"--Boston's North End--has been the model for urban ethnography for fifty years. By mapping the intricate social worlds of street gangs and "corner boys," Whyte was among the first to demonstrate that a poor community need not be socially disorganized. His writing set a standard for vivid portrayals of real people in real situations. And his frank discussion of his methodology--participant observation--has served as an essential casebook in field research for generations of students and scholars. This fiftieth anniversary edition includes a new preface and revisions to the methodological appendix. In a new section on the book's legacy, Whyte responds to recent challenges to the validity, interpretation, and uses of his data. "The Whyte Impact on the Underdog," the moving statement by a gang leader who became the author's first research assistant, is preserved
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Audience level: 0.70 (from 0.42 for Street cor ... to 0.81 for Estímulo ...)

Estímulo económico y rendimiento laboral