the essence of “time” and “place”

When doing ethnographic fieldwork the understanding of time and place is one of the most essential tools for a cultural analysis. I think it was Stuart Hall, and probably a whole bunch of other cultural theorists, who said that everything that people say is contextual and therefore positioned. So… in order to fully understand a statement, a reflection or an idea, the framework for that thought should be as interesting as the actual statement. That’s cultural analysis.

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