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Keith V. Bletzer
This chapter explores some behind-the-scenes aspects of fieldwork (team
viewer approach). Presentation of the material serves as a textual break between the
conclusion and the first ten chapters that examine facets of agricultural labor and
drug/alcohol use. The chapter narrates a few situations experienced by the fieldworker,
where encounter with law enforcement took place for whatever reason. A big idea in the
later portions of the chapter is the strategy basic to ethnography of spending engaged
time with “research subjects”.
Climb up, country lanes, deep alley, encounter, endearment,
fieldworker, highway travel, lawful encounter, migrant travel, motor vehicle,
performance stressor, possession, public relations, rapport, reflection, signals,
story-telling, travel time, undercover, Work-Travel Study.
School of Human Evolution and Social Change Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (USA)