What is this turtle doing here?

Partly I just felt I should change the picture–never know if people are entirely happy being poster boys and girls. And then this photo of a painted turtle (chrysemis picta) is a nice reminder of various things. Among them, that ethnography modeled itself on various field sciences,* and that psychologists in my first fieldwork sometimes called me an ethnologist…

*See Kuklik’s chapter ‘After Ishmael: the fieldwork tradition and its future’, in Anthropological Locations: Boundaries and Grounds of a Field Science, edited by Gupta and Ferguson

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