The Trials of Alice Goffman (NYTimes)

“Goffman became a proxy for old and unsettled arguments about ethnography that extended far beyond her own particular case. What is the continuing role of the qualitative in an era devoted to data? When the politics of representation have become so fraught, who gets to write about whom?”

Gideon Lewis-Krause, “The Trials of Alice Goffman,” New York Times Magazine, January 12, 2016