Associate Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York, Queens College

Interrogating Ethnography

Interrogating Ethnography

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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