The facts and fictions of qualitative inquiry

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William Foote Whyte's defense of the methodology used in Street Corner Society is used as an occasion to examine the work of the New Journalists who struggled to redefine the fact-fiction distinction in ethnographic and journalistic discourse. The relevance of this discourse for contemporary qualitative inquiry is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)230-241
Number of pages12
JournalQualitative Inquiry
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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