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I’ve come to the conclusion that field research […] is really quite complicated. So much of how you portray yourself, what you do or don’t do, etc., can affect the data and observations.
In Duncan village I stepped out on the sidewalk to take pictures and within a minute there was a crowd of people staring down at me. I understand why I was not welcome; it is their territory, their own culture which they feel needs protection.
Realizing that your self-knowledge and humanity depends on a culture that you left thousands of miles away can be rather frightening.