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By Dougal Dixon

ISBN-10: 0312011636

ISBN-13: 9780312011635

What unique creatures does day after today carry? Dougal Dixon's vintage paintings of speculative anthropology blends technological know-how and myth in a beautiful zoology of the future.

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I use pseudonyms for customers and service providers that approximate the names they use in the salons. As many Korean women have adopted ­American-style names in the workplace, I follow this convention. I have also changed the names of nail salons. I refer to key respondents according to a description of their positions and, if they gave permission, by their names and organizational affiliations. 24 introduction researching one’s own: reflexivity and feminist methodology Where does the urge come from to barge into strangers’ lives and pick apart the meanings of their words, gestures, random thoughts, and most hidden feelings?

I tape-recorded interviews when interviewees consented to the procedure (approximately two-thirds of the interviewees). In cases where respondents refused or where tape-recording was difficult, I made extensive handwritten notes and typed them immediately afterward. I use pseudonyms for customers and service providers that approximate the names they use in the salons. As many Korean women have adopted ­American-style names in the workplace, I follow this convention. I have also changed the names of nail salons.

To provide comparisons based on gender and ethnicity, I interviewed two Korean men who are nail salon owners, two Korean male manicurists, three white male customers, two black male customers, two Vietnamese nail salon owners (one man, one woman), and one Chinese, one Russian, and two Ecuadoran women manicurists. To provide comparisons to other Korean-owned small businesses, I engaged in limited participant observation in a Korean-owned grocery store and interviewed the owner and manager. As part of extended participant observation, I engaged women in dozens of informal unstructured interviews about nails on subways, at parties, waiting in lines, and in the myriad locations in which New Yorkers find an excuse to strike up a conversation.

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