Monday, August 6, 2007

Forewarning the Beekeepers

If I get my sabbatical approved and use "Canaries..." as my principle conduit of information, I will be writing here about issues that have very little to do with beekeeping. One of the first of these topics will be the examination of ethnographies and ethnographic methods, using these as possible models for my own research reporting. I've done participant observation before while a graduate student at Loyola but I have never produced a whole monograph using such an approach. At this point my plan is to first read Loic Wacquant's Body and Soul: Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer. Wacquant is a French sociologist who did a participant observation study of boxing while in Chicago. So those of you who expect a total beekeeping blog, be warned and bear with me. And don't be afraid to comment anyway.

4 comments:

Gerry Gomez Pearlberg said...

I'll consider myself forewarned, and I hope the sabbatical comes through...
but you must promise you won't stop writing about bees entirely! :)

Abelisto said...

There will be plenty of comments about bees... Sometimes it just might not seem so. :) I have to keep my sanity somehow.

Gerry Gomez Pearlberg said...

As self-appointed CEO of the One Woman Society for the Protection of Sanity, I fully understand. :)

Abelisto said...

I'm glad someone is being pro-active about this insanity problem.