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Main concerns (fieldwork)

[Entries from 2008 are imported from another blog]

The main problems I’m having with the thesis are the following:

  • How to write critically about the people who were so helpful and wasted their precious time to help me with a totally minor paper?
  • Too few interviews, but nothing can be done about it anymore.
  • Incomplete grasp of the field. Ideally I should know the perspective of policy makers, academics, etc etc.
  • Two vectors of research: the centre of the first part is metaphor usage, whereas in the second it’s always about agency.

Elite anthropology resource

[Entries from 2008 are imported from another blog]

I’m starting my academic blog with my MA thesis fieldwork in Brussels on knowledge-making about China.

In case you might be interested, I found this article on elite interviewing quite useful:
http://www.jstor.org/stable/419807

It’s not even Anthropology, rather Political Science, and not very new, but I found it useful.