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Bogdan, Robert

Works: 77 works in 261 publications in 3 languages and 10,324 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Biography  Pictorial works  Portraits  Autobiographies  Exhibition catalogs  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: LB1028, 791.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Bogdan
Qualitative research for education : an introduction to theory and methods by Robert Bogdan( Book )

65 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This introductory-level text provides the reader with a background for understanding the uses of qualitative research in education (and other professions) examining its theoretical and historical underpinnings, and providing the "how-to's" of doing qualitative research. This new edition places qualitative research within current debates about research methods and alternative ways of knowing. While the authors approach the subject from a sociological perspective, they also take care to reflect the many changes in conceptualization of qualitative research brought by post-structural and feminist thought."--Jacket
Freak show : presenting human oddities for amusement and profit by Robert Bogdan( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From 1840 until 1940, freak shows by the hundreds crisscrossed the United States, from the smallest towns to the largest cities, exhibiting their casts of dwarfs, giants, Siamese twins, bearded ladies, savages, snake charmers, fire eaters, and other oddities. By today's standards such displays would be considered cruel and exploitive - the pornography of disability. Yet for one hundred years the freak show was widely accepted as one of America's most popular forms of entertainment."--
Picturing disability : beggar, freak, citizen, and other photographic rhetoric by Robert Bogdan( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Picturing Disability Bogdan and his collaborators gather over 200 historical photographs showing how people with disabilities have been presented and exploring the contexts in which they were photographed. Rather than focus on the subjects, Bogdan turns his gaze on the people behind the camera. He examines the historic and cultural environment of the photographs to decipher the relationship between the images and the perspectives of the picture makers. In analyzing the visual rhetoric of these photographs, Bogdan identifies the wide variety of genres, from sideshow souvenirs to clinical photographs. Ranging from the 1860s, when photographs first became readily available, to the 1970s, when the disability rights movement became a force for significant change, Bogdan chronicles the evolution of disability image creation. Picturing Disability takes the reader beyond judging images as positive or slanderous to reveal how particular contexts generate specific emotions and lasting depictions."--Jacket
Inside out : the social meaning of mental retardation by Robert Bogdan( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does it mean to be 'mentally retarded'? Professors Bogdan and Taylor have interviewed two experts, 'Ed Murphy' and 'Pattie Burt, ' for answers. Ed and Pattie, former inmates of institutions for the retarded, tell us in their own words
Participant observation in organizational settings by Robert Bogdan( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in the community : case studies of organizations supporting people with disabilities( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being different : the autobiography of Jane Fry by Jane Fry( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social meaning of mental retardation : two life stories : a reissued edition of "Inside out" with a new postscript by Robert Bogdan( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does it mean to be "mentally retarded"? Robert Bogdan and Steven J. Taylor addressed this question over a decade ago in a riveting account (originally published under the title, Inside Out) by interviewing two experts, "Ed Murphy" and "Pattie Burt," for answers. Ed and Pattie, former inmates of institutions, tell us in their own words. This important study is now being reissued by Teachers College Press. Ed and Pattie's autobiographies are not always pleasant reading. They describe the physical, mental, and emotional abuses heaped upon them throughout their youth and young adulthood; being spurned, neglected, and ultimately abandoned by family and friends; being labeled and stigmatized by social service professionals armed with tests and preconceptions; being incarcerated and depersonalized by the state. Ed and Pattie survived these experiences - evidence, perhaps, of the indefatigable will of the human spirit to assert its essential humanity - but wounds like the ones they suffered and the scars that result cannot be fully overcome. They became contributing, independent members of society, but the stigma of "mental retardation" remained. Their stories are both true and revealing - powerful indictments of our knowledge of, our thinking about, and our ministrations to people labeled mentally retarded. The interviewers argue that Ed and Pattie challenge the very concept of "mental retardation." Retardation, they assert, is an "imaginary disease"; our attempts to "cure" it are a hoax. Read Ed's and Pattie's accounts and judge for yourself. This new edition concludes with a poignant postscript that discusses what happened to Ed and Pattie in the ensuing decade. A groundbreaking study that has now stood the test of time, The Social Meaning of Mental Retardation will be mandatory reading for special educators, qualitative researchers, and mental health professionals
The variety of community experience : qualitative studies of family and community life( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blending personal accounts with qualitative ethnographic research, this outstanding text is an essential and refreshing resource for all who work to promote community integration for people with disabilities
Adirondack vernacular : the photography of Henry M. Beach by Robert Bogdan( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alternative textbook in special education : people, schools and other institutions( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exposing the wilderness : early twentieth-century Adirondack postcard photographers by Robert Bogdan( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beauty and the beast : human-animal relations as revealed in real photo postcards, 1905-1935 by Arnold Arluke( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The importance of photo postcards goes beyond their abundance Recognized as the "people's photography," photo postcards were typically taken by photographers who were Part of the community they were photographing Their intimacy with the people and places they captured resulted in a vernacular record of the life and times of the period uncavailable in other kinds of photography. Arluke and Bogdan use these postcards to tell the story of human-animal relations in the United States from approximately 1905 to 1935. During these years, Americans experienced profound changes that altered their connection with animals and influenced perceptions and treatment of them today. Wide-ranging in scope, Beauty and the Beast looks at the variety of roles animals ployed in society, from pets and laborers to symbols and prey The authors discuss the contradictions, dualisms, and paradoxes in our relationships with animals, illustrating how animals were distanced and embraced, eommodified and anthropomorphized. With over 350 illustrations, this book presents a vivid chronicle of the deep cultural ambivalence that characterized human-animal relations in the early twentieth century and that continues today. --Book Jacket
It's a nice place to live : professional foster homes and supervised apartments in Washington County, Vermont by Robert Bogdan( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paper describes the residential services provided by Washington County (Vermont) to people with developmental disabilities, especially "professional foster homes" and supervised apartments. The professional foster homes serve 40 clients with severe disabilities who live with families in the community. There are three support staff; respite care is available; and the professional parents have a network to help each other. Services are provided in the home or by generic local agencies. Clients who are children go to local schools. At least one of the "professional" parents in each home have some advanced education and experience in the human services. The professional parents are paid approximately $11,000 for each person they care for. The supported apartments have no more than two clients in each apartment. In some, a staff member stays overnight as a guest. The emphasis is on learning and practicing of community living skills and living a quality life. Also described is the Johnson State College Master's Degree Program which has been the source of many of the staff of the county's programs and the ties that many previous residents of Brandon State Training School, Vermont's large institution, maintain. (Db)
The No Name Program : three severely multiply disabled people who live at the Petrone's in Burlington, Vermont by Robert Bogdan( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case study describes a family residential service for three people with profound and multiple disabilities in Burlington, Vermont. The disabled individuals live with a couple and their two children who are also provided support services in the form of weekend relief and helpers for the late afternoon and evening period. The house is owned by a private investor. The disabled individuals are all in their twenties and had previously been institutionalized. The program is private and was set up at the instigation and support of faculty members of the University of Vermont's psychology department. The cost of the program is $40,000 a year per resident which comes from Medicaid and the state. Each of the disabled residents is described as is a typical day. The program's philosophy is holistic stressing the making of a happy home. Also discussed are specific issues such as replication, ways of encouraging a cooperative team approach, and costs. (Db)
"We care for our own" : Georgia citizen advocacy in Savannah and Macon by Robert Bogdan( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The report describes the Georgia Citizen Advocacy program which links developmentally disabled persons with persons in the community who will look out for their interests. The program is commended for its emphasis on development of "advocate/protege" relationships which are often just the starting point for involving the disabled individual in a network of relationships. Three specific relationships are highlighted in the report. Conclusions include the following: the program capitalizes on aspects of Georgia culture such as neighborliness, helping your own, and independence; the staff's close relationship to the community is an important aspect of the program's success; a relationship between a disabled and nondisabled person is likely to expand to other relationships in the community; strong ideological commitment by an agency is likely to improve the quality of life for disabled persons; and people in meaningful relationships with disabled persons grow to take them for granted and derive gratification from them. (Db)
Looking at the bright side : a positive approach to qualitative policy and evaluation research by Robert Bogdan( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On accepting relationships between people with mental retardation and nondisabled people : towards an understanding of acceptance by Steven J Taylor( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paper outlines the "sociology of acceptance" as a theoretical framework for understanding relationships between people with mental retardation and typical people. Sociocultural perspectives on deviance are reviewed and their contribution to the study of mental retardation is considered. The paper next examines the nature of accepting relationships and describes four sentiments expressed by typical people who form relationships with people with mental retardation: family feelings; religious commitment; humanitarian sentiments; and feelings of friendship. The article concludes with a brief discussion of the implications of a sociology of acceptance for the field of mental retardation. (Author/DB)
The caring business : Lynch community homes Willow Grove, Pennsylvania : a case study by Robert Bogdan( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper, one of a series of reports describing innovative practices in integrating people with disabilities into community life, describes the Lynch Community Homes in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Lynch Homes is a for-profit organization that provides homes and supportive services for approximately 75 people with severe and profound developmental disabilities in 25, three-person homes. Recounted are the origins of the family owned endeavor, growth as a result of closing of a nearby large institution, and a philosophy which stresses design of services for particular individuals and a lifetime commitment to the residents. Also recounted are reasons for the three-person limitation and comments of direct care staff. The organizational structure, which allows for a high degree of observation of direct care staff and clients by administrative level personnel is presented. Briefly reviewed are staff recruitment procedures, community resistance, habilitation programs, finances, day programs and work. Stressed are the family model on which the homes are based and an emphasis on integration and outside relationships. Current problems faced by the homes are identified including those associated with recent expansion, leadership succession, lack of day/work programs, and lack of client relationships with non-agency people. (Db)
Introduction to qualitative research methods, 4th ed. : a guidebook and resource by Steven J Taylor( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An informative real-world guide to studying the "why" of human behavior. Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods is a practical, comprehensive guide to the collection and presentation of qualitative data. Unique in the market, this book describes the entire research process--from design through writing--illustrated by examples of real, complete qualitative work that clearly demonstrates how methods are used in actual practice. This updated fourth edition includes all new case studies, with additional coverage of mixed methods, non-sociological settings, funding, and a sample interview guide. The studies profiled are accompanied by observation field notes, and the text includes additional readings for both students and instructors. More than just theory, this guide is designed to give you a real-world practitioner's view of how qualitative research is handled every step of the way. Many different disciplines rely on qualitative research as a method of inquiry, to gain an in-depth understanding of human behavior and the governing forces behind it. Qualitative research asks "why" and "how," and the data is frequently complex and difficult to measure. This book shows you how to effectively handle qualitative work, regardless of where it's being applied.-Understand the strengths and limitations of qualitative data -Learn how experts work around common methodological issues -Compare actual field notes to the qualitative studies they generated -Examine the full range of qualitative methods throughout the research process. Whether you're studying sociology, psychology, marketing, or any number of other fields, especially in the social and behavioral sciences, human behavior is the central concern of your work. So what drives human behavior? That's what qualitative research helps to explain. Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods gives you the foundation you need to begin seeking answers
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Freak show : presenting human oddities for amusement and profit
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Freak show : presenting human oddities for amusement and profitThe social meaning of mental retardation : two life stories : a reissued edition of "Inside out" with a new postscriptAdirondack vernacular : the photography of Henry M. BeachExposing the wilderness : early twentieth-century Adirondack postcard photographersBeauty and the beast : human-animal relations as revealed in real photo postcards, 1905-1935