Get Douglas Harper essential facts below. View Videos or join the Douglas Harper discussion. Add Douglas Harper to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
After graduation, Harper wrote a book, Good Company, about railroad tramps.
Harper made extensive use of photo elicitation interviews in his 1987 book, Working Knowledge, a sociological treatment of the rural bricoleur in America. His 2001 publication, Changing Works, applied the same method to the historical reconstruction of cultural memory.
Harper later co-authored books on post-colonial culture in Hong Kong, Italian food culture, and the semiotics of Italian fascism, in which he researched images as method of cross-cultural communication. In 2014, he studied the sociology of public space in the Italian piazza and in the de-industrialized regions of the American Rust Belt.
He has had many photographic exhibitions in the US and abroad.
2014: I Simboli del fascismo nella Roma del XXI secolo, cronache di un' oblio. Douglas Harper, Francesco Mattioli. Aciraele-Roma: Bonnano. ("The symbols of fascism: Reports of an oblivion"). In Press.[when?]
2012: Visual Sociology. Douglas Harper. London: Routledge.
2009: Hong Kong: Migrant Lives, Landscapes, and Journeys. Caroline Knowles and Douglas Harper. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
2006: Good Company: A Tramp Life. Boulder: Paradigm. Douglas Harper. (Revised and expanded third edition).
2003: The Cultural Study of Work. Douglas Harper and Helen Lawson, editors. Boulder: Rowman Littlefield. 2004 Outstanding Title, designation by the American Library Association.
2001: Changing Works: Visions of a Lost Agriculture. Douglas Harper. University of Chicago Press. Scholarly Achievement Award, North Central Sociological Association and Collier Award, Society for Visual Anthropology.
1998: Mondi Da Vedere: Verso una sociologia piu visuale. Patrizia Faccioli and Douglas Harper, editors. Milan: FrancoAngeli.
1993: Eyes Across the Water, vol. II: Essays on Visual Sociology and Anthropology. Robert Boonzajer Flaes and Douglas Harper, editors. Amsterdam: Het Spinhuis Press.
1987: Working Knowledge: Skill and Community in a Small Shop. Douglas Harper. University of Chicago Press. Paperback edition, University of California Press, 1992.
1982: Good Company. Douglas Harper. University of Chicago Press. Second edition translations: Good Company: Un sociologo tra I vagabondi. Milan: FrancoAngeli, 1999 in Italian; Les Vagabonds du Nord-Ouest Américain. Paris: L'Harmattan, 1998 in French.
2013: The First Step to Recovery. (a 60-minute documentary film, in process.) Douglas Harper and Margaret Patterson, co-directors.
1983: Ernie's Sawmill. Douglas Harper and Stephen Papson, co-directors. A 16 mm, 20-minute ethnographic film.