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I'd like to think my writing isn't dry.

Surely my writing has weaknesses: it might be nonsensical, gramatically wrong, and long winded - sometimes unfortunately so; a fact that may one day be my downfall. At least it's easier to understand than Paul Farmer's writing. There's so much anthropological jargon in his writing - he lacks Heilker's binary, rather clinging to one extreme over the other. Despite his downfalls, there can be little debate that Paul Farmer is the better qualified than anyone to have written what he has. I'm adopting Eubanks & Schaeffer's model for the essay by elaborating on Farmer's work, analyzing it with the theory of cultural relativity at the forefront of my mind. I, with my limited historical/anthropological knowledge, and my twenty-years-less-than-Farmer of fieldwork in Haiti, will elaborate upon the work of a world renowned expert! Farmer's work is undeniably comprehensive. It's a "cry for those whose own shouts go unheard" (Maywa Montenegro in a review of Pathologies of Power). His one shortcoming that I observed is that he doesn't go into any length about Haitian culture. I think it is important to examine the culture of an ethnic group before reaching conclusions about them. Their actions may be influenced by their culture. Farmer underplays the importance of cultural relativism when studying world issues, such as structural violence. For my required independent research aspect, Im putting together a brief ethnography. Although my essay, similar to Farmer's work, will be filled with jargon, I'll define words that could potentially be viewed as jargon. If my use of specialized language makes my essay dry, then please let me know! Straight from Wikipedia:

A typical ethnography attempts to be holistic[16][17] and typically follows an outline to include a brief history of the culture in question, an analysis of the physical geography or terrain inhabited by the people under study, including climate, and often including what biological anthropologists call habitat. Folk notions of botany and zoology are presented as ethnobotany and ethnozoology alongside references from the formal sciences. Material culture, technology and means of subsistence are usually treated next, as they are typically bound up in physical geography and include descriptions of infrastructure. Kinship and social structure (including age grading, peer groups, gender, voluntary associations, clans, moieties, and so forth, if they exist) are typically included. Languages spoken, dialects and the history of language change are another group of standard topics.[18] Practices of childrearing, acculturation and emic views on personality and values usually follow after sections on social structure.[19] Rites, rituals, and other evidence of religion have long been an interest and are sometimes central to ethnographies, especially when conducted in public where visiting anthropologists can see them.[20]