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Alice Goffman's Implausible Ethnography

'On the Run’ reveals the flaws in how sociology is sometimes produced, evaluated, and rewarded

Narayan Mahon for The Chronicle

Alice Goffman and her book
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Near the end of Alice Goffman’s acclaimed 2014 book, On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City, she interviews George Taylor, father of Linda, who is one of the central characters, and grandfather of Linda’s three sons, whose lives dominate...

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