Alice Goffman's "On the Run"

This assignment is based upon your reading of Alice Goffman’s “On the Run.” Please draft a 3-page essay to answer these two questions. Please use 1” margins all around and nothing larger than a 12-point font. 

1) The analysis of persons living the “clean” life and those living the “dirty” life is evident throughout the book. Identify one “dirty” person and one “clean” person and discuss how they represent these two, generalized groups that Goffman discusses in the book. Be clear in your description. Use and cite the book to make your point. 

2) Cresswell (p. 90) sees ethnography “as a qualitative design in which the researcher describes and interprets the shared and learned patterns of values, behaviors, beliefs and language of a culture-sharing group.” First, using this definition, define and describe a key term of language/slang/usage for the 6th Street Boys. Second, identify and discuss a learned value of the 6th Street Boys. Third, identify and discuss a key behavior of the 6th Street Boys. Fourth, identify and discuss a central belief of the 6th Street Boys. 

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