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Mitchell Duneier

Mitchell Duneier is an award-winning urban ethnographer at Princeton University and the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is most famous for his book Sidewalk , which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Duneier's research focuses on the urban poor and other groups at the margins of society. His latest book, Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea , traces the changing meaning of the ghetto and was named one of the best books of 2016 by the New York Times .