James Mannon

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<!-- Commented out because image was deleted: -->James M. Mannon, Ph.D. published his first book in 1981 while serving as a Sociology professor at DePauw University in Indiana.

Mannon calls his work ethnographic. His work reflects a professional, measured sociology study of the subject cultures. His observations are balanced and give remarkable insight into their respective worlds.

In the example of Emergency Encounters, anyone interested in the culture of Emergency Medical Technicians should delve into this work. This would include somebody who was planning to manage an EMT or paramedic operation or someone who was contemplating getting an EMT certification and working in the field.

Published works include

  • Emergency Encounters: a study of an urban ambulance service (1981) updated and re-released in 1991 as Emergency encounters: EMTs and their work, (Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 1992), ISBN 0804692815.
  • American gridmark: why you’ve always suspected that measuring up doesn’t count, (Tucson, Arizona: Harbinger House, 1990).
  • Measuring up: the performance ethic in American culture, (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1997), ISBN 0813332974 (paperback).
  • Caring for the burned: life and death in a hospital burn center, (Springfield, Illinois, Thomas, 1985), ISBN 0398050899.


  • U.S. Library of Congress catalog

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