Special Editors: Elijah Anderson, Dana Asbury, Duke W. Austin, Esther C. Kim, and Vani S. Kulkarni
This volume of The Annals broaches the subject of improving fieldwork in the ethnographic spectrum through old-fashioned, or “shoe leather,” fieldwork. At a more recent ethnographic conference at Yale University in 2010 with a follow-up in June 2011, emerging ethnographers were mentored by senior scholars in which they presented an informal, yet supportive, setting, where ethnographic fieldwork could be constructively critiqued. This volume is a product of those collective efforts. The articles in this volume include insight into relations among affluent minorities, the status system we find in today’s sports, and a portrait of an employer of undocumented workers, among other articles.