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which has been on my unread book shelf too long, is one possibility.
Are there other books that would be good introductions?
Thrilled to be part of this…think it’s totally cool.
I agree with Steve’s idea of Geertz.
This notion of “thick description” is where it’s at from a design-driven research perspective. I’m a sociologist and I think anthropology isn’t the only discipline here – it’s just observational research that we’re interested in. Anthropologists are trained to do it, and so are sociologists.
As a sessional prof at York, I find that’s the hardest thing for students to learn is how to observe. They often report, “She was being stupid,” instead of “She flipped her hair back, smiled at him, and tipped her head sideways.” There is a difference.
So what’s the deal? We set a book/reading and then meet? When?
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