Here's the Neighborhood

Peter K. B. St. Jean

in Pockets of Crime

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780226774985
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226775005 | DOI:
Here's the Neighborhood

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Video ethnography is the procedure through which video images are carefully reviewed and described in print to help explain social phenomena of concern. It is a component of Systematic Social Observation (SSO), a research method used to document aspects of neighborhood life as they occur and in a manner that can be replayed or reexamined. This chapter provides a video ethnographic description of Beat 213, which includes all of Grand Boulevard and the east side of Calumet Avenue between 39th and 43rd Streets. In this instance, SSO data were gathered using a slow-moving vehicle with cameras mounted on each side of the interior, to simultaneously produce video images of both sides of each neighborhood street.

Keywords: video ethnography; video images; Systematic Social Observation; Beat 213

Chapter.  8106 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Theory

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