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This essay, which is the fifth in the series " Recollections, Reflections, and Revelations: Personal Experiences in Ethnobiology" , is a personal reminiscence by the researcher on his first field experience in Turkey in the late 1970s, which was a failure from an ethnobiological point of view but a success for a social scientist pursuing Turkic studies. The author later returned to ethnobiology during subsequent fieldwork on the Faroes. © 2014 Svanberg; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
Svanberg, I. (2014, May 2). Encounters with fierce dogs and itchy bedbugs: Why my first field work failed. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine. BioMed Central Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1186/1746-4269-10-39