Week 8 – review

This week has been mainly reading and digesting the other ethnographies; commenting on them; and responding to comments on my own study. I found the variety of submissions very refreshing, and picked up hints and tips around the benefits of transliteracy. I was particularly struck by the methods which Gina and Anabel used in documenting [...]


Secrecy, intrigue and twitter

I’ve been watching the new pope being sworn in (does a pope get sworn in?) and all of the tradition and the pomp & circumstance which surrounds the occasion. Secrecy and intrigue are clearly paramount in this process, apparently the Sistene Chapel is swept on a daily basis to ensure no listening devices have been [...]