Making Sense of Society: Ruben Schneider

Ruben Schneider, who is ethnographically exploring the interactions of ‘global’ conservation alliances and local communities, describes his passion in this essay for the ESRC.

6 years ago
Menacing shadows

The Stories We Tell, the Lives We Lead

Why does the Homeric of ‘violent’ seem so wedded to the term ‘street gang’? Criminologist Timothy Lauger answered that question in part in a an award-winning paper that looked at the stories gang members tell themselves.

7 years ago
Erving Goffman

Peter Lunt on Erving Goffman

Erving Goffman has been called the most influential American sociologist of the 20th century thanks to his study of the social interactions of everyday life. In this Social Science Bites podcast, social psychologist Peter Lunt discusses his own inquiries into Goffman and how he approached his subjects with “an ethnographer’s eye.”

8 years ago

Edward Hopper: An ethnographic sensibility?

This is not a body of work that instructs us what to think – it invites us to ask the question that an ethnographer would ask: confronted with this scene, what is going on here?

10 years ago

Rebel Manhood

With poverty now rising to levels not seen in a generation, many scholars are revisiting the still controversial theories connecting culture to class. Currently the great recession is accelerating the outsourcing and deindustrialization that has been decimating the economic well-being of all Americans for almost a generation.

10 years ago

How far should we go?

This summer, I have been reading one of the most impressive ethnographies that I have seen for a long time: […]

11 years ago

Retelling Tales of the Field

“Retelling Tales of the Field: In Search of Organizational ethnography 20 Years On” currently appears as one of the most […]

12 years ago