Author Archives: Andrea Voyer

On Goffman and seeking justice in America

That day we were all at the ASA crammed into Alice Goffman’s author meets critics session, a battle was raging in Ferguson. The battle, erupting after Michael’s Brown’s death at the hands of the law enforcement of Ferguson, arose because the Ferguson Police … Continue reading

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New Article: Multiculturalism as the Normative Context of Immigrant Reception

Pleased to announce the publication of my article, Multiculturalism as the Normative Context of Immigrant Reception: Somali Immigrant Inclusion in Lewiston, Maine available here Abstract Drawing on data gathered through ethnographic fieldwork, I examine the process of normative incorporation as … Continue reading

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Voice from the past

I just received a letter from my 9th grade self. It was an assignment in letter writing for my Freshman English class. Our letters were supposed to be mailed to us in the summer after high school graduation, but they … Continue reading

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Team Ethnography. Getting Started.

I’m happy to report that the Etiquette of Inequality is basically up and running. I’ve had a steep learning curve when it comes to project administration and the hiring, training, and supervision of research staff. I can’t say that I … Continue reading

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Good Press for Strangers and Neighbors

Strangers and Neighbors will be turning 2 this winter, and the reviews are beginning to appear. In her review of the book for Contemporary Sociology (September 2015), Anita M. Waters concluded: Strangers and Neighbors is an obvious candidate for inclusion … Continue reading

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Summertime, professorial edition

In my estimation, the summer break from teaching is one of the joys of the academic life. I love teaching, but it isn’t easy for me to stay on top of my writing, reading, and research during term-time when I … Continue reading

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Between Theory and Social Reality

While we are waiting for the print version of the Special Issue, I have created a page that pulls together and puts in order links to all of the contributions. Enjoy! https://vermont2china.wordpress.com/ethnography-between-theory-and-social-reality/

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