Fieldwork Quotes

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“We hope that general readers with an interest in Japan will find in these accounts of fieldwork a wide spectrum of illustrations of the grassroots realities of everyday life in contemporary Japanese communities, companies, institutions, and social movements.”
Theodore C. Bestor, Doing Fieldwork in Japan

Nancy Scheper-Hughes
“Then, as we turned the final curve past the abandoned little hamlet of Ballydubh, with the village almost out of sight, he forced me to turn around and take in the full sweep of the mountains and the sea. "And there", he said, "is your An Clohan. You had best said good-bye, now.”
Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics: Mental Illness in Rural Ireland

Ljupka Cvetanova
“No one plows the field just by thinking about it.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Roy Wagner
“The peculiar situation of the anthropological fieldworker, participating simultaneously in two distinct worlds of meaning and action, requires that he relate to his research subjects as an "outsider," trying to "learn" and penetrate their way of life, while relating to his own culture as a kind of metaphorical "native."

To both groups he is a professional stranger, a person who holds himself aloof from their lives in order to gain perspective.”
Roy Wagner, The Invention of Culture

Roy Wagner
“It is worthwhile studying other peoples, because every understanding of another culture is an experiment with our own.”
Roy Wagner, The Invention of Culture

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