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Week 5 Index 0 O Symbolic anthropology redux entering the field and setting the scene I Wrap up of Geertz s notes on a Balinese Cockfightquot Gabriel Garcia Marquez No one writes to the Colonelquot and magical realism Dorinne Kondo EyeIquot Thick description is the how of symbolic anthropology Geertz s passage how is it interpretative symbolic anthropology I The cocks may be surrogates for their owners personalities animal mirrors of psychic form but the cockfight is or more deliberately is made a simulation of the social matrix the involved system of crosscutting overlapping highly corporate groups villages kin groups irrigation societies temple congregations castes in which its devotees livequot I Thick description analyses symbols or behaviors inside social contexts Symbols of cockfight act of gambling I Status honor dignity masculinity Eye I introductory chapter of Crafting selves I What sticks in your mind about the setting of this first chapter Lights and sounds were very important to her experience Sounds of the factory industrial sounds Guy who is delivering his sachet What do you think Kondo is trying to achieve through these rich descriptions I She attempts to create a relationship with the reader and with the space as well I Page 7 is very important section of the passage I Our experience is a primary disorientation I Her cultural sensibilities did not help her in the new culture I The setting isn t just for the author Kondo explains that is also works to establish a relationship between the author and her reader I Coexistent relationship between the theoretical conclusions data and everything I The her narrator s Eye I Kong seeks to expose the shifting complex individual identities of the people with whom she lived and worked and the processes by which she became acquainted with themquot I She begins then with herself her own identity as it shifted and underwent what she calls a fragmentation of the selfquot p16 I At what instance does she recognize this fragmentation She enters the Japanese neighborhood she looked Iapanese physically but lacked culturally aspects of Japanese traits She recognizes that she is losing aspects of her own identity moment that illustrates for her that identity is never static it is uid Vote of people s relation proximity The individual has a position of singular and independent in the USA so she seeks to maintain this position as pat of who she is even when inserted inside the culture The Pastoral Clinic Addiction and Dispossession along the Rio Grande 0 INDEX I Introduction the text medical anthropology I The ethnographer s position I Northern new Mexico a geography of addictionquot and pastoral care I Patientprisoner politics subjectivity I Iohnson Car Crash while hitchhikingquot Ethnography I The research method and genre of representation as in the written formbookvisual Medical anthropology I Is the study of disease health problems health care systems and theories about illness in different cultural and ethnic groups 0 Paul Farmer medical anthropologists and cofounder of partners in health I the idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that s wrong with the worldquot I addiction as a social concept community care and those af icted with addiction I she keeps talking about the history of addiction and deposition 0 Setting I Espa ola Valley New Mexico If we recall Dorinne Kondo s explanation of the setting trope how does Garcia orient us her readers within the setting of her fieldsite What strategies does she employ 0 She sets a tone to understand the setting 0 Makes the reader familiar she wanted to emulate the disorientation she felt inviting us to know its features Dispossessed in a metaphorical sense of social lives social works detoxification clinic I She has gone home to do research she is part of this family and she acknowledges her asset Positionality I Writer or theorists sets out his her own position in relation to the study signaling how his position may in uence aspects of the study such as the information collected or the war in which it is interpreted I It shapes how you conduct your research Re exivity I The awareness and assessment of the anthropologist s own contribution and in uence on research and the consequent findings I What is Garcia s positionality at least as she explains it to his in the text Geography of addiction 0 Social space The pastoral O O O The emotional meaning of the landscape Learn to handle the tragic suffering of existence It is a place of suffering Subjectivity O The way in which an individual perceives the world in his her place in it For critical theorists like Michel Foucault subjectivity is also the actions of discourses that produce individuals or I the I is the subject Patient prisoner page 8
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