The Paradox of Relevance

As U.S. political discourse conclusively shifted from rights to markets in the 1990s, ethnographers countered with studies of urban neighborhoods in distress, critically reworking the cultural stereotypes that popularized the market turn.

The Paradox of Relevance
Ethnography and Citizenship in the United States

Carol J. Greenhouse

2011 | 328 pages | Cloth $59.95
Anthropology | Political Science
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Table of Contents

1. Relevance in Question
2. Templates of Relevance
3. Texts and Contexts
4. Textual Strategy and the Politics of Form
5. The Discourse of Solutions
6. Democracy in the First Person
7. Gendering Difference and the Impulse to Fiction
8. Markets for Citizenship
Envoi: Empirical Citizenship