Sex, Inequality, and Ethnography: Response to Erich Goode

  title={Sex, Inequality, and Ethnography: Response to Erich Goode},
  author={Abigail C. Saguy},
  journal={Qualitative Sociology},
  • A. Saguy
  • Published 1 December 2002
  • Sociology
  • Qualitative Sociology
Erich Goode (2002) has written about an ethnography he conducted and casual sex he engaged in among very fat female members of the National Association for the Advancement of Fat Acceptance (NAAFA). It is, according to him, “the story of a spectacularly failed research project.” He admits that his account of events that took place in the 1980s causes him “to wince and squirm in discomfort and embarrassment. I did that? I gasp. I said that? I ask. This is not me, I object.” Yet, he also says… 
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