Department of Sociology

ASA Culture Program Profile: UT Austin's Urban Ethnography Lab

Tue, March 20, 2018
ASA Culture Program Profile: UT Austin's Urban Ethnography Lab
The University of Texas at Austin

The Urban Ethnography Lab is featured in the American Sociological Association Culture Section website and newsletter.

Click here to read the full feature.

Here is an excerpt:

"In the Urban Ethnography Lab, the craft of sociology is undertaken collectively and horizontally through the sharing ideas, field notes, proposals, and papers. It is a place where students and faculty come together to provide, as Loïc Wacquant accurately captures, the “mutual support and crisscrossing control at multiple stages [to] help each [other] to fashion a better research object than would have been possible on one’s own…” As messy as ethnographic research may appear from the outside, at UT Austin, cohorts of sociologists now have a space to learn what it takes to produce rigorous ethnographic research in both theory and practice."

This was originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol 30 Issue 1.

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