BARRIO PROFESSORS: Tales of Naturalistic Research

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Left Coast Press, Mar 15, 2008 - Psychology - 174 pages
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Prize-winning sociologist Lloyd H. Rogler, a founder of cultural psychiatry, gives us an intimately revealing, brilliantly narrated account of fieldwork from San Juan, Puerto Rico to inner-city New Haven. Using his decades of field experience and creative fiction he explores the daily reality of his "informants"—the Barrio Professors—and uncovers the clash between scientific models and local experience over schizophrenia, the political workings of community, and the power of serendipity. Rogler's multi-layered exploration of the relationship between researcher and community, as well as his candid assessment of field strategies, make the book useful also for methods courses. Barrio Professors is engrossing enough for the general public and an excellent text for courses in ethnic studies, sociology, qualitative methods, psychiatry, public health, anthropology, and social work.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
7
Preface
9
San Juan Puerto Rico 19571960
13
New Haven Connecticut 19601968
105
Conversations with Charlie
157
About the Author
175
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Sociologist Lloyd H. Rogler is a Albert Schweitzer Professor Emeritus at Fordham University and a leader in the field of cultural psychiatry. He work has earned him several major awards, including the John Jay College of Criminal Justice's Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, in 1990; the American Psychiatric Association's Simon Bolivar Award in 1996; and the American Sociological Association's Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology in 2002. Columbia University health economists in 2006 designated him a “Superstar” in medical research because of the numerous citations to his publications and his success in competing for peer-reviewed research grants. Barrio Professors is Rogler's ninth book.

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