On "The Anthropologist's Project" --
As participants, we are engaged in the everyday work of being us. The who of us expands out into artifacts in our hands.
We respond to each other's actions in the conventionalized forms that validate our presence. We take for granted this is
the way the world should be. We are very much in-place. As anthropologists, on the other hand, our goal is to interpret
what others are doing. . . . The goal of our watching, however, is NOT to disengage ourselves to the point that we strip the
actions of their meaning and thereby turn them into isolated things, into objects present-at-hand.
Miles Richardson, Being-in Christ and Putting Death in Its Place