Exits

Well, I’m heading up to Canada for a bagpipe contest and finishing up research at the same time. I spent the last few weeks moving away from researching deviance and focused on more general work on spatial theory. In some ways it’s been a tough summer. It’s hard to keep such a large project focused and I had a lot of trouble finding meaningful empirical relationships between the physical environment and deviance rates. However, I did learn a great deal and there’s nothing I would have rather done than...

Saturday Morning Reading

I’m drinking my morning cup of coffee before I get down to reading. I’ve been studying how the physical environment impacts deviance. Recently the research has turned to anthropology. Right now I’m reading “Pul Eliya” by Edmund Leach. It’s an almost ridiculously detailed account of a single village in 1950s Sri Lanka where limited water resources had a major impact on social...