Part II: An Ethnography of Harbin as Counterculture Emerging from Modernity
In chapter 4, entitled 'Place and Time,' I examine ethnographically the significance of geographical place – the Harbin valley, its waters, and northern California – in terms of sociocultural processes there. I characterize, too, the unique buildings such as the Harbin pools, the Harbin Domes, the Conference Center and the Harbin Temple and some of the life that happens there. I then examine the significance of traveling to and from Harbin. Lastly I examine questions of immersion in the waters as well as 'oneness,' 'nowness' and 'presence' at Harbin, due to the waters and hippy, New Age ways of thinking, as well as the senses of timeliness there.
Chapter 4: Place and Time
Visuality and Harbin – The Harbin Valley – Traveling to and from Harbin – Immersion - Presence
Visuality and Harbin
Wind along the road from the town to the springs ...
(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/walrus-part-ii-ethnography-of-harbin-as.html - February 8, 2011)