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Reaction to Readings

Filed under: Uncategorized — skusnitz at 3:18 pm on Monday, April 12, 2010

In the reading by Schwartz: Pictures at a Demonstration, the author eased her way into the activists group in a way. I thought it was interesting because the way she started taking her photographs was similar to an idea we learned in class. We learned that when doing research on another culture, it would be wise to sort of go in slowly and explain what you are doing to the group, and not just start doing your research right away. At first I thought this would only be applicable when working with pther cultures. However after I read this article I realized that you have to get consent like this even from groups in our own cultures. I thought the whole article was interesting from her perspective as well because it is very rare that you hear of someone who actually wants to portray the truth of what is actually going on in the world (which is what she did).

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