By Bill Cunningham, Polly Cunningham
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Moscovici appears to view the modern Western world as a land without myths and, as a consequence, a place of empty rituals. In Moscovici’s conception of contemporary society, rituals have become profane and habitual. ‘Ritual without myth is partial, truncated, [and] does not reach down to the whole being’ (Moscovici 1993: 355). We now come to the question of whether our culture does contain mythical and/or religious thinking. While it would be absurd to suggest that the systems of belief in a complex, heterogeneous, industrial culture would be as coherent or as clear-cut as those found in a tightly knit, organic, non-industrial culture, it is also obvious that religions continue to exist in the former context.
Adopting such a role can make us feel uncomfortable as we cannot hide behind the (illusionary) distance of crosscultural research or the comforting safety of ‘informed consent’. Of course, we cannot observe or participate in everything – certain phenomena occur too erratically or maybe are taboo or private. In such instances we need to turn to informants. Indeed, Agar (1980) suggests that recorded interviews with key informants should be viewed as the primary source of data, with observation holding a supplementary, though important, role.
Maintaining such a role can be a strain and, of course, much depends on the topic under study. For example, in their classic study of a Messianic cult, Festinger et al. (1956), posing as new converts, tried to adopt a bland and non-committal stance. As it turned out, this middle-of-the-road mildness aroused great suspicion from fellow cult members who were, after all, anticipating the end of the world. Similarly, when researching death, we have to get the balance right between the quest for good data and the need to adapt to social situations which are often emotional.
Best Easy Day Hikes Death Valley National Park by Bill Cunningham, Polly Cunningham