This is the end… or is it?

Traditionally, the last blog post of summer research is supposed to sum up the summers work. Content wise, a lot of that has been covered in the past two blog posts. In those posts I discuss the theoretical meat of my project in greater detail. However, I want to take this opportunity to share some of the more personal lessons that I’ve learned working on my project this summer.

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These are findings

Leitner et al. (2008) describe five main aspects of spatiality that should be accounted for in any analysis of a social movement or instance contentious politics (e.g. resistance): place, scale, networks, positionality and mobility. In keeping with their wishes to avoid anointing a master frame, I shall take this opportunity to describe how each of these concepts have appeared in relation to the case and in particular, my guiding research question: how does the materiality of of coal fired power plants affect the spatial distribution of resistance?

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Final Thoughts

Though this is my final blog, I am still not done with script. My main roadblock is that I decide when to finish the project – there is no exact deadline. After editing it several times I have reached a point where I am not completely satisfied but I don’t know if I ever will be. I have also read it so many times that the thrill of translation is not as present. Earlier this week I decided that I will edit it one final time and then email it to Esteban. Now I just have to find the motivation for that final read-through.

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First Edits

 

I wrote the following entry more than a month ago, but I just realized that I never posted it. So it’s not quite up-to-date, but it will provide some contrast to my final blog:

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Soap Opera in the Script

Four weeks in, I am deep into translation. I am becoming attached to the script – I translate to find out what’s going to happen next. The story has gone in directions that I never would have predicted. Esteban Insausti’s other works that I have seen have had more subtle intentions and mellower moods. Granted, I’ve only seen his documentaries. Club de Jazz has turned out to be in the vein of soap operas – murder, sex, and drugs frequent the plot.

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