First Graduate Lunch Seminar 09/20/18

The Department of Anthropology Presents

First Graduate Lunch Seminar Fall 2018


Italian American Corner Boys: Moral Interactions during the Great Depression 1929–1941 in Boston’s North End: A Reinterpretation of William Foote Whyte’s Field notes from Street Corner Society 1943”


Lecture by Oscar Andersson, Associate Professor, Social Anthropology Kristianstad University, Sweden.

THURSDAY, September 20th, 2018 at 11:45 – 1:15
African Studies Seminar Room

Lunch provided if you send a message to Corky White ( before 5 pm on Monday

A reinterpretation of William F. Whyte’s classic ethnographic study of Boston’s North End, using Whyte’s original field notes, this presentation will focus on Italian-American “Corner Boys” and their moral interactions examining how these were intertwined with larger economic, political and social processes during the Great Depression.

Oscar Andersson received the PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Lund, Sweden, in 2003 with a thesis on the Chicago School of Sociology between 1892 and 1935.