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Only Hope by Vanessa L. Fong
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Dec 29, 2016

really liked it

I was pleasantly surprised that this book is an ethnography. It's been on my to read list for years, and all this time I thought it was a memoir. It was a pretty light and easy read. Fong does not draw on too much of the masturbatory postmodernist reflexivity that makes a lot of modern ethnography unreadable, but she does write in an uncritical way that was..... Pretty relieving, to be honest. I can fill in what's missing with my own skepticism. I don't need apologetic reassurances from the author.

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Reading Progress

May 21, 2011 – Shelved
February 4, 2014 – Shelved as: nonfiction
November 14, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
December 22, 2016 – Started Reading
December 29, 2016 – Finished Reading

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