Doing fieldwork in your own community: Some insights
Catherine's analysis

Doing fieldwork in your own community: Some insights

The notion that the researcher is an objective observer is an underlying idea within some sections of sociology.  The pursuit of objectivity in social research has been widely criticised, and in many respects, put aside entirely.  Indeed, methodological approaches that embrace researcher subjectivities, particularly feminist methodologies or insider research, are broadly utilised and acknowledged.  Still, … Continue reading

beginnings and endings
Ari's critique

beginnings and endings

Aufgehender Stern [Rising Star] – Paul Klee −I− 11 pm Friday 10th of July 2015 In an online class on Walter Benjamin’s concept of history, Judith Butler recounts a disagreement between Benjamin and Bertolt Brecht. According to Butler, Brecht scolded Benjamin, “don’t you understand revolutionary action is the most important thing?” to which Benjamin replied … Continue reading