Apr 5, 2014

Portraits of Reconciliation

At the photo shoots, Hugo said, the relationships between the victims and the perpetrators varied widely. Some pairs showed up and sat easily together, chatting about village gossip. Others arrived willing to be photographed but unable to go much further. “There’s clearly different degrees of forgiveness,” Hugo said. “In the photographs, the distance or closeness you see is pretty accurate.”

In interviews conducted by AMI and Creative Court for the project, the subjects spoke of the pardoning process as an important step toward improving their lives. “These people can’t go anywhere else — they have to make peace,” Hugo explained. “Forgiveness is not born out of some airy-fairy sense of benevolence. It’s more out of a survival instinct.” Yet the practical necessity of reconciliation does not detract from the emotional strength required of these Rwandans to forge it — or to be photographed, for that matter, side by side.

Mar 31, 2014
We can judge the usefulness of a study by asking, to what extent has the project helped, or will it help, us to hear the silences?
Gerald M. Sider
Mar 30, 2014
Mexican Migration to the United States: Family Relations in the Development of a Transnational Migrant Circuit. 
—Roger Rouse (1989)

Mexican Migration to the United States: Family Relations in the Development of a Transnational Migrant Circuit. 

—Roger Rouse (1989)

Mar 30, 2014

 

Mar 27, 2014

47 Stunning Photographs Of People From Around The World

Français: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mrloganrhoades/tour-du-monde-47-photos

Mar 15, 2014

(Source: icanread)

Mar 13, 2014

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Mar 10, 2014

Documentary about Puerto Rico

Mar 9, 2014
Ethnographic Writing Tip # 5 - Embrace Dialogue
“Learning how to write dialogue can liven up a manuscript,” the professor said.
“But many ethnographies use block quotes or straight transcriptions of their informants’ words,” the student said. “I want to be faithful to the original conversation.”
“Writing good dialogue can be more faithful to the original conversation.  It incorporates the voice of the ethnographer and allows for the inclusion of specific details about vocal intonations or body language,” the professor replied, modulating her voice and crossing her arms across her chest.  
The student shook his head.  “But no one ever taught me how to write dialogue.”
“There are some great style guides out there, and it is worth learning how to do because well written dialogue infuses a text with stylistic diversity.  Varying the lengths of your paragraphs will make your writing more reader- friendly, and the best way to create short paragraphs is to write dialogue.”  The professor raised her eyebrows.
“Maybe I’ll give it a try.” The student nodded.
“Good.” The professor smiled. “I hope you do.”
 

Ethnographic Writing Tip # 5 - Embrace Dialogue

“Learning how to write dialogue can liven up a manuscript,” the professor said.

“But many ethnographies use block quotes or straight transcriptions of their informants’ words,” the student said. “I want to be faithful to the original conversation.”

“Writing good dialogue can be more faithful to the original conversation.  It incorporates the voice of the ethnographer and allows for the inclusion of specific details about vocal intonations or body language,” the professor replied, modulating her voice and crossing her arms across her chest. 

The student shook his head.  “But no one ever taught me how to write dialogue.”

“There are some great style guides out there, and it is worth learning how to do because well written dialogue infuses a text with stylistic diversity.  Varying the lengths of your paragraphs will make your writing more reader- friendly, and the best way to create short paragraphs is to write dialogue.”  The professor raised her eyebrows.

“Maybe I’ll give it a try.” The student nodded.

“Good.” The professor smiled. “I hope you do.”

 

(Source: literary-ethnography)

Mar 8, 2014
Stories only happen to those who are able to tell them.
Paul Auster

(Source: amandaonwriting)

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