Sunday, February 05, 2012

Wishing for the cloths of heaven to end a thesis

My problem: in an ANT analysis finding a way forward when the knowledge known is always partial; fractional and biased.
I too am situated so how to tell of what to do?
In addition the world keeps spinning and what is advised will be more outdated then than even it is now.
What recommendations would i make?

"I have no comfortable knowing of what will be. Moving forward responsibly is to know that what is done, is done on imprecise knowledge. There is no comfort to be had, wrapped in the surety of any cloth of heaven, but to tread lightly(footnote to poem). Care, rather than the illusion of movements predicated on the logical choice of a rational chooser, provides a relational stance on which to move forward. And to move forward carefully, mindful that one’s own reality is not the only one there is."

He wishes for the cloths of heaven, William Butler Yeats

Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

And because my thesis is about how we are mediated by text, here is a translation of this poem into txtspk:

HAD I d hevNs' embroiderd cloths
Nrort w goldN & silvR lite
d blu & d dim & d drk cloths
Of nyt & lite & d half-lite
I wud spred d cloths undR yor fEt
bt I, bn poor, hav only my dreams
I hav spred my dreams undR yor fEt
Tred softly cuz U tred on my dreams


  1. Charvez discusses this in her Constructed Grounded Theory book. My advisor kept telling me, "This is your interpretation of events. What is important is that your process for the research was rigorous. I found that going back to my literature review and tying the findings to that was important. Then, my adviser helped me to focus on my findings during a meeting we had. "Tell me what are the 3 things I should know when I ask your research question. If I were a stranger who wanted to know what your research was about, how would you explain it to me in 2 minutes?" Telling him what I thought the 3 important findings were helped me to write (actually rewrite) my findings section. Once I had the most important findings narrowed down, it was easy to write the implications.

  2. Thanks for your comments, and yes, I agree!

    1. Uncover multiplicity
    2. Interrupt disempowering assumptions
    3. the thesis as an enactment on change is its own performance, contributing to what is made both more and less.

    Have demonstrated that the dominant discourse on texting is marginalising those already at the margins
    Have introduced allegorical trope to disrupts assumptions of young people texting for counselling
    Have made an argument for not judging as right ot wrong; but for relating instead, and relating with care.

  3. Ethyl Meyers8:34 PM

    I think it would be a good idea to find more information about it. But, I think it would be difficult to find more as the topic is not that known. So it would be a good idea to get some thesis help to make thing easier. Reference website online are now spurting like mushroom, and it would be a good idea to take that into your advantage.