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- Jul 2016
My entry into these specific communities came through a naturally occurring chain of events. In each case, I knew an old-time resident in the community, and my relationship with that individual opened the community to me. I had grown up in a rural Piedmont area in a neighboring state, so the customs of both communities were very familiar to me
Wow- she was studying a region that she knew- and a topic that was near and dear to her heart. She truly had insider status, but was at once an outside-researcher. I'm curious to see how she balances this throughout the tenure of this project.