By John Curran
While Agatha Christie died in 1976, at age eighty-five, she had develop into the world's most well-liked writer. on the finish of 2004, following the demise of Christie's daughter, Rosalind, a impressive legacy used to be published: seventy-three handwritten volumes of notes, lists, and drafts outlining all her plans for her many books, performs, and tales. Buried during this treasure trove, all within the cherished author's unmistakable handwriting, are revelations approximately her recognized books that would fascinate somebody who has ever learn or watched an Agatha Christie story.
Full of information she used to be too modest to bare in her personal autobiography, this outstanding ebook encompasses a wealth of excerpts and pages reproduced without delay from the notebooks and her letters—plus, entire, lately chanced on Hercule Poirot brief tales by no means ahead of published.
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When Bourdieu says that the observer ‘tends to bring into the object the principles of his relations to the object’, what he means is this: as an outside observer, the anthropologist tries to make sense of the action, looking for rules with which to understand what is going on. This quest proceeds largely on the basis of verbal communication with the actors. The kind of questions which an observer will ask are likely to produce normative, value-oriented statements about what it is believed ought to happen, rather than a valid description of ‘what goes on’.
It is not, however, that Bourdieu’s answers to the problems which he tackles are ‘right’— whatever, in this context, that might mean. It is the nature of the problems which he raises, and the manner in which his work encourages his audience to tackle them, as it were, for themselves, that makes his work so important. To repeat myself, Bourdieu is ‘good to think with’. Having sketched out the epistemological terrain over which Bourdieu’s theoretical development has taken place, I shall now move on to elaborate upon his theoretical arguments.
First, because most of the time—certainly in their written ethnographies—anthropologists work with a weaker model of participation. The stress is placed on their creative marginality and the capacity to combine something of an insider’s view—and there are many different perspectives on the degree to which this is possible and how it may be achieved—with the objectivity of an outsider’s perspective.  Bourdieu is arbitrarily—and somewhat literally—recognising only one possibility. In the third place, most ethnographers, be they sociologists or anthropologists, tend to be wider ranging in their use of data-generating strategies.
Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making by John Curran