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On Goffman: Ethnography and the Ethics of Care

By Michaela Benson Since its publication last year, Alice Goffman’s On the Run has been subject to a growing chorus of scrutiny and scepticism. Important questions have been raised about various aspects of Goffman’s conduct, amidst a wider sea of criticism that some have found excessive. In this post our editorial board member Michaela Bensonargues that […]

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Analytical Boundaries as Ethical Boundaries?

By Mario Trifuoggi Qualitative researchers are often confronted by rather elusive ethical issues, for they usually study human subjects in natural settings where limited control can be exerted over the research process. Moreover, they are more likely to expose vulnerable or deviant groups and people who are potential targets for public contempt. Thereby, when it […]

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