Thursday, September 29, 2005

Knowing Cultural Context

Tokyo-based blogger Sean Kinsell eviscerates this WaPost story purporting to find a new girlyness among Japanese men. For a primer on how important local knowledge is to understanding any supposed trend, this post is hard to beat.

Worthwhile reading. I don't have any good links handy but I can't count the number of times that I've read something which drew broad brush conclusions about behaviors or trends in a city or place. (Of course, local reporters do this too.)

via Virginia Postrel

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