Monday, February 22, 2010

Biggest Whale: Harbin Ethnography as Methodological Experiment

The ethnography of my actual and virtual fieldsites of Harbin Hot Springs is itself a methodological experiment, due to Harbin's unique pool area, and its emergence from the Human Potential Movement, the Holistic, Natural Movement, and Universal Spirituality, and the 1960s, and what has taken shape on-the-ground over nearly 40 years. Building on a century of ethnographic fieldwork, and a large body of virtual research, I suggest that ethnography as method reveals much about culture at Harbin, virtually and actually.

( - February 22, 2010)

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