Review of Alice Goffman’s ‘On the Run’ by Jacob Avery on Early View

Lots has been written about Alice Goffman’s “On the Run“. From the New York Times to the LA Review of Books, NPR, Slate and many other publications in different ways have found the publication of Goffman’s ethnography of a disadvantaged neighbourhood in Philadelphia noteworthy.

Avery on Goffman

Jacob Avery (UC Irvine) provides a new view on Alice Goffman’s wonderful book and predicts “[F]orty years from now, I predict that students of society read On the Run and ask, “What has changed?””. The review has just been published on Early View.

On her website Alice Goffman has collected links to other reviews, comments etc.

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