Sunday, March 11, 2007

Not a gorehound... sigh...

More dissertations marked (whoopee!!!). One was by a fashion student who did my course a few years ago, still interested in people's apparent fascination with dead bodies. Good research idea, interviewing various ' death-care industry' people about their jobs. She found out along the way about the strange reactions one gets doing research on certain subjects... as she noted, people who work in that line of business think you're weird for being interested, though they do it.... so does that mean they're weird too?? And people not in that line of work also think think you're a bit of a pervy gorehound, so you can't win. As she pointed out, when is it ok to be interested in death, given that it happens to everyone?

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