Tag: ethnography

  • Immigration and the Moral Claim to Health Benefits

    Remember this moment? Barack Obama: “There are also those who claim that our reform effort will insure illegal immigrants. This, too, is false – the reforms I’m proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally.” Representative Joe Wilson: “You lie!” In fact, President Obama was not lying. The promise he made in his […]

  • How to Study Culture without Blaming the Victim

    American liberals don’t like talking about the “culture of poverty.” The very term evokes some of the most distorted and racist images of the ghetto and its stock characters — the deadbeat dad, the welfare queen, and the criminal youth. But as a recent issue of the Annals of the American Academy of Political and […]