Susan Faludi, author of Backlash, responding on Friday to the big summer re-read of her 1991 book: https://medium.com/matter/the-summer-of-backlash-f2c63df0c5b0
Amen to Susan!
Anonymous said: I am a UK-based anthropologist too and I like to read about 'writing' too. Your fantastic selection of quotes in the last weeks all revolve around writing and how it better is precise and clear writing. Are you doing a project on 'how to achieve good (ethnographic) writing'? Do you read books on 'how to write'? Or do you find these quotes via searches around the web? Best wishes
Yes, I am doing a project on ethnographic writing. I have a deadline for a book manuscript on how to write ethnography due on December 1st. I am also going to be writing a series of guest posts on the Savage Minds anthropology blog in January. At least half of these posts will discuss writing and provide writing advice.
I rarely search around the Internet for quotes. I come by them the old fashioned way. Right now, I am on a binge read of books about writing. I’ve read about 42 books so far, in all genres. When I come across a quote I like, I type it into a notes file that I am keeping for the book manuscript. When I want to post something on Tumblr, I have a rich file of notes and quotes to select from.