This essay explores the vital intersection of story and mystery and myth and good ol’ rock ’n’ roll, understood through examining the work of H. L. “Bud” Goodall, Jr., and Nick “Gory Bateson” Trujillo. Bud and Nick were pioneering ethnographers who paved the way for ethnographic exploration through deep immersion and powerful storytelling in the field of communication studies. The impact of these two “rock gods” of ethnography is so profound that it may take years for us to sort it all out. Meanwhile, we mourn their abrupt absence, even as we honor their work and their continuing presence and influence in our lives.
Poulos, Christopher N.
"Rockin' the Ethnographic Mystery,"
Storytelling, Self, Society:
1, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/storytelling/vol10/iss1/4