Everyday Life song

Tune: Wild Mountain Thyme (Traditional)  Lyrics: Barefoot Sociologist Sung January 2018 - April 2018 by students and Barefoot Sociologist during the 9am lecture Enthusiasm: variable (plenty of laughter). Both parts recorded and sung 18th December 2018 by Barefoot Sociologist. 1. Now it's time for everyday life To explore our daily habits Shopping, Sleeping, Drinking, Eating Farting, … Continue reading Everyday Life song

Collaborative Writing: Part Two

 Esther was pleased. The second year of running her ethnography unit was going well. True, a 9 am start was less than desirable and a number of students always arrived late, bleary-eyed and sleepy. Overall though the students were engaged, the mixture of fieldwork, readings and discussion was progressing smoothly and the challenges around ethics … Continue reading Collaborative Writing: Part Two

Informed Consent

In her fourth year at Brennan, Esther was finally granted the permission to run an ethnography unit. She had mentioned her desire to teach ethnography back when they first hired her. But her contract then had only been for ten months and she, a new, shiny, untried member of staff. Her contract had been renewed … Continue reading Informed Consent