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William Foote Whyte

American sociologist

1914   -   2000

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: University of Chicago, Swarthmore College
occupation: anthropologist, sociologist
award received: W.E.B. Du Bois Career of Distinguished Scholarship award

William Foote Whyte (June 27, 1914 – July 16, 2000) was an American sociologist chiefly known for his ethnographic study in urban sociology, Street Corner Society. A pioneer in participant observation, he lived for four years in an Italian community in Boston while a Junior Fellow at Harvard researching social relations of street gangs in Boston's North End.
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