Category Archives: ethnography

New Article on Neighbourhood Identity Early View #sssi #sociology #ethnography

In sociology, there is a growing interest in urban ethnography. Recently, our journal Symbolic Interaction published reviews of Matthew Desmond’s “Evicted“, Emma Jackson’s “Young Homeless People and Urban Space“, and Alice Goffman’s “On the Run“. In her artile “Looking Forward, … Continue reading

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“Young Homeless People and Urban Space: Fixed in Mobility” book review by Waverly Duck

There is lots of interest in urban ethnography these days. In Symbolic Interaction, for example, Jacob Avery recently reviewed Alice Goffman’s “On the Run”. Whilst many of the urban ethnographies focus on US-American cities, in Europe and the UK urban … Continue reading

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Review of A. Waterston’s “My Father’s War” #sssi #sociology

With Alisse Waterston‘s “My Father’s War: Migration, Memory ,and the Violence of a Century” we review another book from the Innovative Ethnographies Series that is edited by Phillip Vannini. The review written by Kaya Hamer-Small highlights the important contribution Waterston’s book makes … Continue reading

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More books for Review #sssi #sociology

Here is a second bunch of books that some of you might be interested in reviewing. Please drop me an email if you are interested in reviewing any of these.

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Research Paper in the News: Junhow Wei on American Idol

Junhow Wei’s article ““I’m the Next American Idol”: Cooling Out, Accounts, and Perseverance at Reality Talent Show Auditions” that has just been published in the February 2016 Issue of Symbolic Interaction has been picked up by Tracy Swartz (@tracyswartz) from the Chicago … Continue reading

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Ethics and Ethnography (Book reviews) – Symbolic Interaction #sssi #sociology #ethnography

In light of the debate about Alice Goffman’s book there is currently a lot of discussion around ethics and ethnography. Over the past year or so Symbolic Interaction has published a few very relevant reviews of books discussing the opportunities … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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