Knowing Across Time and Place
This chapter contains two stories based on the same academic work viewed from two different vantage points. One story is the traditional story of how I went from A (field studies) to B (results), following the traditional route step by step. This, however, is not the whole story. By sharing the second story, the story of how I actually got to B by virtue of a detour (iterations of thinking, writing, doing prompted by a tendency to draw things), I offer an example of how I fully understood and appreciated both what I did and the analytical insights I gained only after having detoured physically and mentally from what I had planned. In short, I show how a conference presentation at the other side of the world in my case allowed me to retrospectively make sense of what I had been doing by telling others what I did.