Tape-delayed blogging of the social psychology centennial conference held at Wisconsin Sept 26-7 including talks by Glen Elder, Shelley Correll, Mitch Duneier, Yuri Miyamoto, Terri Orbuch, and Jim House. This conference was honor of the , one of them by , a founder of the Wisconsin sociology department. This conference is held in the room that is not named after E.A. Ross; the not-naming occurred after a two-hour debate in the early 1980s about whether the racism of Ross’s “race suicide” Social Darwinist work outweighed his support for working people and his belief that sociology should address social problems. I arrived late, after the administrative welcomes and most of the way through John DeLamater’s summary of the history of social psychology.
*** Mitchell Duneier es profesor de Sociología en la Universidad de Princeton y en el Centro de Graduados de la Universidad de la Ciudad Nueva York. Les Back es profesor de Sociología en Goldsmiths College, Universidad de Londres.
Mitchell Duneier, (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999)
Mitchell Duneier is an American currently Maurice P. During Professor of at and regular Visiting Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the of the .
One of these groups is the people who work on Sixth Avenue in New York City. In his ethnography, Sidewalk, sociologist Mitchell Duneier provides a detailed and descriptive accountMs. Goffman’s graduate-school adviser at Princeton, Mitchell Duneier, also defends her work — mostly. She crossed an ethical line in the episode that Mr. Lubet argues was a crime, Mr. Duneier says, and she left herself open to criticism with her thin discussion of it in her text. But he vouches for the credibility of her book. One reason is that he has met some of her subjects himself. Just as ethics and quality of research are inextricably linked, the care, time, and expertise of an advisor is critical to the training of his or her advisee. Mitch Duneier—an accomplished Princeton professor, the skilled ethnographer who wrote Slim’s Table and Sidewalk, and an extremely busy person, I’m sure—took the time to interview his advisee’s participants in order to ensure the quality of her research. Think about that for a moment. Alice Goffman is a sociologist who grew up in Philadelphia and attended graduate school at Princeton. She works in the urban ethnography tradition of Howie Becker, Elijah Anderson, and Mitch Duneier, sometimes called the Chicago School. The idea is sustained engagement in a community, obsessive note taking, and the close up observation of everyday life over time. Her book, On the Run, draws on six years of fieldwork and describes young men living as suspects and fugitives in an African American neighborhood torn apart by the war on drugs and unprecedented levels of targeted imprisonment.