Jan
28

Month 7: A Tangible Plan

Throughout January I have been outlining my thesis and the arguments I intend to support. I have selected examples from my ethnographic research in order to support these arguments with events I observed. I have now broken down the writing of my thesis into specific benchmarks throughout the semester. I hope to have a draft…
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Dec
31

Month Six: Connecting the Dots

Throughout December my thesis has begun to come together. My thesis will most likely be broken up into three distinct sections.

Dec
03

Month Five: Continued Reading

Throughout the semester I have been focusing on completing my bibliography. Due to the fact that my summer research required 24/7 ethnographic observation, and keeping up my fieldwork notes, I did not have much time to read books or articles on the subject over the summer. Thus, my first semester has involved rereading my field-notes…
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Oct
31

October

As the year progresses I have been working on analyzing my data. This involves reading articles on my subject matter as well as writing ethnographic vignettes. The vignettes have been immensely helpful when I have been working through some of the concepts in my project. They allow me to recreate a scene from my research…
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Aug
29

Month Four: Gearing up for School

Having completed the ethnographic fieldwork portion of my honors thesis during the summer, I am now faced with the task of analyzing my 200 pages of field notes. This is daunting to say the least, but I am excited for the opportunity to delve into my research. I observed many behaviors in Italy that surprised…
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