This month The Mushroom People begins to serialise the anthropological study into the mushroom industry in Ireland that has been undertaken in this past few years by Francisco Arqueros.
Working out of NUI Maynooth, the IRCHSS scholar has been involved in all aspects of the industry and has worked long hours as a picker, and longer hours studying the ins and outs of the modern mushroom farm in Ireland.
Stalkeris anticipating a good read - hopefully the editor will spare us readers any of the in-depth, heavy academic stuff.
Stalkerwas amused then to read this definition of anthropology by columnist Simon Jenkins in the press just recently: "Anthropology is the most explosive of sciences, which is why it keeps most of its gunpowder hidden. It has more skeletons in its closet, more unmentionables in its past, more hypersensitivity and political delicacy than any other realm of learning."
Hmmmm, whets the appetite for the upcoming instalments of the Arqueros study, does it not?
Hopefully, as readers, we will all enjoy the fruits of the many years of study.