Rejections and video vignettes 

Feeling strangely relaxed about a second rejection of my research project on small elephant sculptures, mostly ceramic, souvenirs and tourism in South East Asia. Seems I am still falling between the cracks of academic definition - its not really art because its made for sale and by outsiders and its not really tourism because it doesn't talk about occupancy rates, return visits and profits. Luckily I've become somewhat comfortable in the crevices. 

In meantime, I've made another brief video vignette of everyday life in Ningbo, China, see it here or at

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