III.3. Ethnography and participant observation

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Kimberly Morgan
George Washington University
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Steven Lubet's book on ethnography

PostThu Dec 21, 2017 5:36 pm

I recently read a piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education about Steven Lubet's book, Interrogating Ethnography. The book is about the use of ethnographic work, and builds on his scathing critique of Alice Goffman's book, but also commends how other ethnographers report and document information. I understand this book is generating a lot of controversy, but also potentially a fruitful discussion, whether one agrees with him or not. It may be worth discussing on this list.

The article about the book is here, but it's behind a paywall: https://www.chronicle.com/article/Law-P ... ASrQ.email

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