Corey M. Abramson
Claire Laurier Decoteau
12 - 3 p.m.
How do ethnographers engage in comparison? And how do the current historical ruptures in the era of COVID-19 shape the present and future of ethnographic comparison? Drawing on central themes from Beyond the Case: The Logics and Practices of Comparative Ethnography, this event will provide a venue for researchers from various ethnographic approaches to share their thoughts on these topics.
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Center for Ethnographic Research faculty affiliate Jovan Scott Lewis published a new book based on his ethnographic research among young and poor men striving to make a living in Montego Bay's struggling economy. Scammer's Yard: The Crime of Black Repair in Jamaica details how these young men come to view crime as a form of liberation in overcoming inequality and achieving autonomy.