Carlin2017b

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Carlin2017b
BibType ARTICLE
Key Carlin2017b
Author(s) Andrew P. Carlin
Title Visibility and street ethnography: A lesson in pavement culture
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Tag(s) EMCA, Coaching process, homeless, Manchester, Public Space
Publisher Il Mulino
Year 2017
Language English
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Month May-August
Journal Etnografia e ricerca qualitativa
Volume 10
Number 2
Pages 287-302
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ISBN 1973-3194
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Abstract

This paper reports on observations in a public space, a pedestrian entrance/exit to the concourse of a large transit hub in Manchester, UK. Selling The Big Issue magazine involves more than a friendly personality. Successful selling requires an awareness of, and ongoing attention to, the unwritten «rules» of public space. Invited to take a turn at selling The Big Issue, and coached in embodied practices to solicit sales from passers-by, the author was instructed in the operation of a distinct «pavement culture» that was available to observation from the position of the seller.

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