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Lemert Lecture: Alice Goffman (University of Wisconsin) - "On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City"

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Mar 07, 2014
from 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Where

International House

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Dr. Goffman is an urban sociologist who grew up in Philadelphia. Her dissertation was an ethnographic account of the heavily policed ghetto that emerged as the US continues a War on Drugs and imprisons poor black men on a massive scale, and received the 2011 Best Dissertation Award from the American Sociological Association. With Mitchell Duneier, she recently completed a history and sociology of the ghetto from early modern Europe to the present.

Selected Publications:
On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City. University of Chicago Press, 2014

"On The Run: Wanted Men in a Philadelphia Ghetto" American Sociological Review 74/2 (2009): 339-357.

In the News:
On the Run in Chronicle of Higher Ed, article by Marc Parry

"Is Poverty a Kind of Robbery?" by Thomas B. Edsall New York Times,Sept. 16, 2012

 

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/soc/faculty/show-person.php?person_id=1335

http://chronicle.com/article/The-American-Police-State/142965/

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