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 […]

Mesearch and Autoethnography

A discussion about the concepts of “mesearch” and “autoethnography”, and their legitimacy as a criticism of research.

False Notions of Objectivity?

We discuss ASA Presidential candidate Mary Romero’s platform statement, in which she calls for us to do away with “false notions of objectivity”.