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Fieldwork is just living… even for introverts

Is there an ideal personality type for an ethnomusicologist? Does the discipline attract some personality types more than others? To take this blog on a turn toward praxis for the moment, I thought I’d share some recent reflections on how my fieldwork experience has been shaped by my personality preferences, and how these have been both a resource and a challenge. I’d love to have a discussion about the matter of personality preferences and fieldwork, because it would seem reasonable to say that our experience of fieldwork has an effect on the end result of our ethnography, to say nothing of our wellbeing, and I’m curious what others have experienced. Continue reading

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