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
Leslie Hinkson co-hosts The Annex. She is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. Her recent book is Subprime Health: Debt and Race in U.S. Medicine (2017 University of Minnesota Press).
Joseph Nathan Cohen co-hosts The Annex and directs the Sociocast Project. He is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York, Queens College. He wrote Financial Crisis in American Households: The Basic Expenses That Bankrupt the Middle Class (2017, Praeger) and co-authored Global Capitalism: A Sociological Perspective (2010, Polity). Twitter: @jncohen
About the Podcast
The Annex is a lighthearted, informal banter and interview show for academic sociologists. It discusses both general and disciplinary news, ideas, and research, and it interviews guests from across the discipline. As of April 2019, our catalog registered an average of nearly 400 daily listens.