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Today, The Annex discusses an exchange in Contexts between Northwestern law professor Steven Lubet and UC Berkeley sociologist Michael Burawoy on the need to fact-check ethnography and the legality of studying violent crimes in progress.
Read the pieces:
- “Accuracy in Ethnography: Narratives, Documents, and Circumstances” by Lubet.
- “Empricism and Its Fallacies” by Burawoy.
Margaret Hagerman is an Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University. She wrote White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America (NYU Press). Twitter: @MaggieHagerman
Jean Beaman is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Purdue University. Jean wrote Citizen Outsider: Children of North African Immigrants in France( (University of California Press). Twitter: @jean23bean
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Mesearch and Autoethnography
A discussion about the concepts of “mesearch” and “autoethnography”, and their legitimacy as a criticism of research.
False Notions of Objectivity?
We discuss ASA Presidential candidate Mary Romero’s platform statement, in which she calls for us to do away with “false notions of objectivity“. The debate was recently discussed in Scatterplot.
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