an ethnography

Richard G. Calo (rgcalo@EDEN.RUTGERS.EDU)
Wed, 27 Mar 1996 22:20:32 EST

> On Mon, 22 Jan 1996, Rebecca Goolsby wrote:
> > I am looking for a good, current ethnographic treatment of some culture,
> > subculture or aspect of life in the U.S. suitable for an intro to
> > cultural anthro course. In the past, I've used "Number Our Days," which
> > is an engaging study of an American Jewish community center in
> > California, but I'm getting tired of it and haven't come across another
> > book I like as well. Something on Asian Americans, African American
> > culture or a social problem/social issue (treated ethnographically) would
> > be especially welcome. Any suggestions?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Becky Goolsby
> > homepage:
> > *check out the new HIV/AIDS stuff on my homepage!*
> >
> >

Sarah J. Mahler's "American Dreaming: Immigrant Life on the Margins"
might be a good book to try. It deals mainly with the undocumented
Salvadoran community that has grown up in New york's Long Island in
recent years. I found it an excellent ethnographic document, as
comprehensive as it was engaging.

Richard G. Calo