Sunstein 4a - Read Sunstein, Chapter 4 - Researching Place...

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Read Sunstein, Chapter 4 - Researching Place 1. What did Paul Stoller mean by the spatial “gaze?” He says that spatial gaze represents the fieldworker’s stance and worldview. 2. What did Jamaica Kincaid mean by . . . “The space between the idea of something and its reality is always wide and deep and dark…the idea of something and its reality are often two completely different things…and so when they meet and find that they are not compatible, the weaker of the two, idea or reality dies.” Our perceptions of the world are not usually the same as the world actually is. Often times people go through life believing what they want to believe whether it reflects real reality or not. Once it is totally evident that the “idea” world is not real, people sometimes continue to ignore reality and pretend that it doesn’t exist, or they finally come to their senses and leave the idea world behind. How did this play out in her rich description of “Seeing England for the First Time?” Her perception of what she thought England would be like was nothing like the real England. When she arrived she was disappointed and left her ideas of England behind, while she faced the reality. 3.
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course ED 110.B taught by Professor Linden during the Spring '08 term at Arcadia University.

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Sunstein 4a - Read Sunstein, Chapter 4 - Researching Place...

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