The University of Arizona

Notes From The Field: Is My Fieldwork Compromised If I Don’t Have A Car In Los Angeles?

Nathalie Boucher

Abstract


In order to explore the implications of doing fieldwork in one of the biggest city in United States, this article offers a digression on Los Angeles’ daily lives. The objective is to understand which lifestyle a student in urban anthropology starting fieldwork should choose so as to make the best of participant-observation, an ethnographic methodology developed in rather different contexts.

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