Frames dictate and define how we see what we see. The crucial issue for the sociologist is to understand who decides which frames we are supposed to use… and for … Continue reading
In the garden as well as in the field a multiplicity of actors intervenes to create the landscape we live in. Honoring non-human agency is an easy task for the … Continue reading
The concept of reflexivity, as developed by Giddens, refers to one of the processes by which people in contemporary societies shape their lives by taking up trends while at the same … Continue reading
I garden following some fairly abstract principles. A garden is already a very specific representation of a large set of beliefs the gardener holds on what is proper, what is … Continue reading
F4 = 3 := Principles for Gardeners, Cooks, and Sociologists- Plan ahead, and expect things to go their way.
The Michigan climate and the soil in my garden constrain what I can grow. The needs of my family and the physical location define the limits of how far I … Continue reading
Work with what you have: soil, location, reused materials, old and new knowledge. These are basic permaculture principles, which again work well for many purposes. The knowledge we accumulate shapes … Continue reading
This is my family: my husband of twenty years, with whom I share unspoken words and deep friendship, and my two teenagers: Anna and Daniel. We are our better selves … Continue reading