Participant Observer: An Autobiography


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What would happen if a social scientist saw himself not as an outsider but as a participant, engaging in the situations he studied and acting to change the course of events? The distinguished career of William Foote Whyte as an activist scholar provides a rich and complex answer to that question. Participant Observer is Whyte's own story. He takes us to worksites from Boston's North End in the early forties to Spain and Peru in the seventies to Jamestown, New York, in the eighties. Along the way, we see the development of ...

Participant Observer: An Autobiography 1994, ILR Press

ISBN-13: 9780875463247