Hey! Here’s a podcast that I recently did as a radical revision of my Group Observation and Analysis project, which was sort of like a miniature ethnography project where we went out and fleshed out a space without actually participating within it. We did our project on Brunswick Zone Austell, a bowling alley in Marietta. We went in and analyzed different aspects of the bowling alley, such as the physical structure, the background factors of the employees and bowlers, such as their ages, health, and values, and the forms of communication that happened between people, both verbal and nonverbal. It was a lot of fun, and I learned a lot about how the bowling alley is organized on a deeper level than most people ever really understand, including the people who work there.
Check it out below and if you want to see the pdf of the full report, click here.