Literature as a special form of ethnographic fieldwork – context is an understatement | @cazzwebbo

Kafka was my gateway drug to Foucault, reading literature is a special form of ethnographic fieldwork, and context is an understatement. 

Kafka’s Castle… it was my stepping stone to Foucault (via Disprose). I hadn’t heard of Foucault until then and was blown away by a quote from Disprose: “The true self does not lie outside the ethos constituted by the productive power” (A quote and the idea behind it something I have over-used mercilessly ever since). Point being in ref to Kafka that, although unique as an individual, he was of course a product of his time and society, and therefore what…

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