My next blog will tell you about the idea of being in two places, or potentially being in multiple places that has come up in some of my interviews. In particular a narrative of international culture or globalized identity which a number of interviews have touched on. I realized after making this recording I have to begun to make some generalizations about Singaporean students in it without contextualizing that this only reflects the opinions of young men. I think this shows a danger in my own research practices of too easily turning anocdotes into generalizations without fully concidering the whole context. I want to make it clear that that was a mistake, but rather than erasing it, I would like to use this opportunity to draw attention to it and how I can re-evaluate these contexts in the future. That being said, I hope this podcast will none the less address how some young men in Singapore feel about their travels overseas and return to Signapore based on the interviews and participant observation sessions I have been conducting with individuals and families here.
After just a few weeks with the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) in New Delhi, India, learning as much as possible with new experiences each day, I sit down to catch up with Perry Watson to hear about his experience with PRIA so far.
Listen in to hear about the project he’ll be working on, some of his thoughts moving forward, and a little bit about the region in which he will be working.
(Image below: Sunset in New Delhi)